Monday, October 13, 2008

Kayakers


Oil on Canvas 24"x48"
Every once in a while I like to try my hand at depicting water. As well, while I draw the human form a lot, I don't paint people very often. I tried to create the feeling of a bit of mist by lightening the tone of the paddles. As well, I indicated the horizen line softly, adding to the feeling of mist and atmosphere.

2 Comments:

Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

I think it's perfect. Even though we know the kayakers are moving there is an quiet stillness to it that is very calming. Lovely work!

October 18, 2008 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Don Gray said...

You caught exactly the feel of sun burning through the mist. Realist depictions of water are challenging. Photo reference often "freezes" the reflections in a way that doesn't really depict the perpetual movement we see and feel. You found a balance there and handled it beautifully.

November 3, 2008 at 11:39 PM  

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