January’s monthly challenge is “wave” perfect, it goes right along with my thought of breaking from cold weather paintings and going right into thoughts of warmer times. I was all in.
Waves intrigue and mesmerize, are energy-filled and dangerous, they lap quietly at the seashore or wake our senses with deafening-thunderous roars as 50-footers slam the shore. Ah waves a source of great entertainment, don’t you agree? This gift from nature brings a range of emotions felt on many levels, from memories of quiet moments to very special times in our lives. I love waves ~
Wild Surf, an oil pastel (8×10) painted on a gessoed prepared hardboard. For this painting an acylic underpainting was done to lay in the foundation, oil pastels used were mostly Holbeins and Neopastels, and some Senneliers. Spreading and manipulating the OPs was with pieces of foam insulation, clay shapers and of course my fingers.
Here is Wild Surf, enjoy the roar!
Inspiration for this scene was from Junie Hunter, photographer from pmp – she wrote to me and said that you could feel the ground vibrate as the waves slammed onto the shore!