Well, I'm back after throwing some paint at my easel and I think I'm close to the LOOSE SEMI-SEMI ABSTRACT style that I'm seeking. Some more refinements and tweaks and emotions and I'll be there - (I think)
11 x 14 on heavy linen paper using Chroma Interactive acrylics with a palette knife and strokes of gusto - emotion and a vivid imagination -- :>)
BOCA GRANDE No. III
11 x 14
OK - let's begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I once again put in lines for the horizon and the shore line as well as placement of the palm trees. This gives me an idea of the movement I want in the piece - of course most of this will be covered up once I put in the sky and ocean. However I can refer to my camera and recall this photo - :>)
Melissa took some photos of me
OK - now I toss in the horizon line and some of the ocean and some clouds. NOW - for those of you with a short memory - I AM TRYING TO MAKE THIS WHAT I TERM SEMI-SEMI ABSTRACT SOOOOOOO DON'T GET ALARMED!!!!!
I toss in some ocean
Whoops more sneaky photos!!!
As you can see, I do not use a palette with colors squeezed out ahead of time. I'm never sure of what colors I will use as it is all spontaneous and I work direct from the tubes of paint - I grab a color without a lot of thought, squeeze the tube and scoop the paint off with my palette knife or brush.
Closeups of horizon line and palm trunk
All three palm trunks tossed in
I will now finish up the painting and as you folks know this is the part where I adjust & tweak with processes that I don't let you see - as I say - I'm sworn to secrecy!!!!
WE HAVE A PAINTING
This painting has a lot of action (movement) in it which was intended as part of the looseness and semi-semi abstract journey I'm on. I love paintings with movement in them - they hold the attention of the viewers and the eyes tend to dance thru the painting. I don't think anyone would be bored looking at this - they may not like it --- but they can't say they were bored!!!