Sunday, September 16, 2012

"A New Day on Whidbey Island" ©

Painting on Whidbey Island reminded me of how quickly the water moves with the tides.   Painting out I am always aware of the path of the sun and on the coastal islands of Washington the tide was an additional consideration.  By the time I finished this little study the water was all the way up to the cliff bottom.A super tool for landscape painters are the sun bleached trees scattered like giant toothpicks along the shore.  Even from a mile away the logs can create a brilliant white sparkling shoreline.   

Oil on Panel, 12" X 9"

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