Sunday, March 9, 2008

In the Surf - Oil on 8 x 10 Canvas Panel

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In the surf – I got the idea for this when I received an email from my cousin Mike in northern Minnesota who wrote that it was minus 22 degrees when he went out to start his car that morning. That email was dated March 7th; just a couple of days ago. I suggested they take a vacation to somewhere warm and sunny. Now, on to the painting. How do you paint the natural force of water in motion, the almost controlled violence of the surf and spray and man’s use and mastering of that force? Well, I’m not sure that I’ve done it. I’ve tried by using different colors and values mixed with a lot of light. I’d like your input and comments. Thanks


Doris Glovier said...

Really, really nice, Russell. I like this very much! Fantastic movement!
Doris Glovier

Russell Baker said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment.