I love bodies of water and I've always wanted to live near a largish one. My dream came true twice: first time, when I attended architecture school in Odessa, Ukraine, which is on the Black Sea. Second time, when I got married and moved to Oceanside, which is on the Pacific. My current plan is to at least retire (although, do artists ever retire?) on the water. Carmel sounds like a good place for that, but I will also consider other options :)
And so, my painting today is a little piece of the sea. It was done wet-into-wet, with some palette knife scraping, lifting with a brush, and some coarse salt texture in the foreground. I am pretty happy with the result. I like how loose and abstract it is up close, while also clearly showing the subject matter at a distance. This would be interesting to do on a larger sheet. Title ideas, anyone?
Technically, today is the last day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. However, I decided to stick to it and make two more paintings, even if that means extending the deadline. Weekends here are particularly tough to fit painting in, as both of my kids are home and my husband is at work.
Since I'm extending the painting challenge, I will also keep the special pricing on the September paintings for two more days. Make sure to take advantage of the sale while it's on! You know you want to ;)