You know, this picture, these pictures never really bring the painting to you as I would like them to. Alas. You must come to a show. You must come to my home studio. Contact me when you are in Maryland, eh? It could happen. Or spend time on my website, if that helps, but still … I do my best. I have to let it go for now.
Okay. So, I am so very glad I gave this painting another day, because there was so very much more to add, I found. First, I decided to add the wee/est bit of translucent Acrylic Glaze with an even wee/er bit of Titanium White on the next to tiniest round brush, and, scared as I was, tried to make a bit of that backwash behind a wave that, you know, after the wave has hit the shore, laces the sand. Hard as that is. I went there.
I’m so glad I did! It worked out! Yay! So you can see what I did there, over the kind of burgundy section and jade sections.
Then I played a bit with the motion and depth of the ocean, just a tad, well, I only had a tiny bit of the darkest blue ocean mix to play with anyhoo.
Okay, the rocks in the middle needed a working over, so I went there as well. I had a bit of Naples Yellow on the palette and added that as highlight, then spots of Titanium White until it was too bright and nice. So I made it a bit Pirate with some Mars Black.
I added more depth to the cliff with Mars Black, then hid what I had done with Burnt Umber. Heh.
Then I went a bit wild, much to the betterment of the painting, methinks, arrrrr! I stayed with the Pirate/Exotic theme, and added more Iron Oxide, Burnt Umber and Burnt Umber to the cliffs. Funnnnnnnnne!
I added depth to the sands with my fingers and Burnt Umber, oooh, messy and not what acrylic paint is made for, no, no. So I returned to the tiniest round brush, and found it to be more effective for blending (go figure) than my index finger. Hmmm.
With a final stroke that I did NOT blend in, of Mars Black, to the center of the cliff, I realized I was done.
It has been pouring down rain off and on, with brief respites of bright Sun, only to pour again. The deep evaporating humidity was too much for even me to breathe in at three pm for Chipper’s brief walk. Wow. If you know me, that is saying a LOT. For this Georgia girl, I LOVEs me some humiditeee. Thrives on it. So, I’m just sayin.
Had a lovely lunch at Woodside Deli with a dear friend at noon, and what a find it is — a great old fangled diner and healthy food, even though I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak. That is saying something, too, is it not? Heh. We had a great time catching up.
I rested before, and felt like I could not rest enough. Then rested post. Ditto.
Even so, a heavy pain day.
Verizon came and got our phone working, but still needs to get rid of the loose dangling wire over the hedges for it fretteth the staff greatly … for real. Major stressage in the afternoon, so I headed for the painting.
Loving loving loving the Red Hammer Nature sounds last night … fell asleep to them and got me back to sleep at two am.
Thankfully my hips did not hurt me so overnight, so I’m hopeful that was a temporary situation. Although the back itself hurts more today. Maybe things down there are just getting adjusted, readjusted to their new digs.
I’ve found that the rest is also good for me emotionally. I feel how fractured I am, laying there, how jarred. I jangle there motionless, as if I’ve been running a marathon, as if I’ve been through all sorts of trauma … I know. I have PTSD, but it sort of occurs to me, laying there. I kind of forget from time to time. Short-term memory is another side effect. 🙂
Well, time for bed. I’m ready. I hope you are all enjoying the last dayes of Spring. 🙂