#11 in the rock challenge. This special scene got me back to painting the sea, it may be small in size, but for the time being I was happy to feel the water again using oil pastels.
Wharariki (oil pastel, 5×7) is one of those iconic scenes of New Zealand that I’ve wanted to paint for a while. The boulders are massive showing the wear and tear of having gotten slammed by nasty storms. I love that the boulders are close enough so some of the details show, including moss/seaweed growth from the sea water and atmospheric moisture (check out how high that green seaweed goes!).
Only four paintings to go in the challenge ~ thanks for checking in.
Reference image was from Lindy Clarkson, a great photographer with pmp.
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