Monday, September 24, 2012

Refuge

10"x10" acrylic on canvas

This painting was a blast to paint. I usually do a brown or burnt sienna underpainting. This time I decided a cerulean blue underpainting would work nicely. I took the reference for this painting on our trip to the Grand Portage National Monument in Minnesota. My family and I were having a picnic and watching these seagulls standing on the rocks. I loved the way the waves washed over the rocks leaving a beautiful shine.

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  1. Whoa! That's gorgeous! I love the movement in the waves and the feeling of wind and sea spray that it conveys... wow!

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  2. OH MY GOSH!! Brad!!! this painting is incredible! I'm speechless again! This seagull is amazing as the rock he's on..The colors are perfect...and somehow I missed your previous Cascade River....gorgeous piece! What a pleasure to visit your blog, Brad...you're so talented..

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    1. Thank you so much Hilda! I really appreciate the comments. I had fun with this painting. It was nice to take a break from the larger ones for a change.

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  3. Hey Brad - funny getting your message today, because your blog popped into my head when I was out painting and I thought I'd check it when I got home! Nice to hear from you. Great painting yourself! You really got the glistening on the water. And I love the red splashed onto the rock. The warmth reads very well. Take care and happy painting!

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    1. Hi Kim. Thank you for the comments and for thinking of me! I noticed on your blog that you were painting plein air. Very cool! The festival you were at looks like a lot of fun. Your tree painting is coming along very nicely. Loving it! Happy Painting!

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  4. What a beautiful painting, Brad! You can really feel the light and water with this one. Great colors and details.

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  5. This is a lovely work Brad. So pleasing.

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