Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Loose and Carefree

ACEO - Acrylic
I love painting the play of light and shadow in ocean scenes. I also like stretching the palette to very dramatic colors; orange in the sky, purple in the sand. Why not?
But it all comes down to just warm and cool. All the light values are center and just right of center with a triangle of dark values to pick your way thru.

7 comments:

DEB said...

Lovely composition! I'm a big fan of using complimentary colors for shadows too. I like for things to look realistic, but not like a photocopy of a photograph, and you do that so well in your works!

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Oh this is lovely.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Beautiful Kathleen! I do love the loose brushstrokes, they give you the feel of the movement of the water and wind.

Karen said...

Wonderful lush paint application! Great strokes...it is loose and carfree!

brian eppley said...

very nice. I like the direction this is going. Nice use of black and white to show value.

Sadia Hussain said...

Wonderful warm colors and the wave accentuates the entire composition!
Beautiful Kathleen!

Pat said...

I love the idea of checking value of the work in black and white. I always learn something when I visit your blog. Thank you for your site.