|7x10 pastel on paper|
I really love the few trips a year I spend at the sea. It is most soothing to hear the repetition of the crashing waves. During the last 2 months I often looked at the many seascapes in his book, An Ideal County. So I decided to go out on a limb and do a value study of waves in the ocean. I used an old photo as a beginning reference as I had no idea of how waves really work. To complicate it further I made a composition with three slightly unequal bands. The goal was to play with these bands and their edges to see if I could pull it off. What do you think...did I pull it off?
|Tryon, moonlit sea, pastel on cardboard|
|Tryon, a misty morning, pastel on cardboard|