This is one of the eternal series of waves
that break on the black rocks on Punta Prieta in Coronado. This painting is also destined to be a surprise gift for a friend with a weakness for seascapes.
Bored out of my skull a couple of weeks back, I did two very small charcoal sketches of the early-morning,
dry-season surf on Playa Serena (based on photos I took at least 5 years ago).Esther grabbed and
framed the sketches (and I have to admit they look pretty good), so I undertook to do a relatively small (12x16") painting
of one of them.Took only 2 days and it's nothing special.
Esther's grandmother had a place in the Interior
just the other side of Divisa and about a mile back off the Interamerican Highway. This is a portion of the small road
leading back to it. We still go up there occasionally. The road holds many memories for Esther who spent
a good bit of her childhood walking it to and from school. I took a photo of this curve in the early morning to catch
the shadows falling across it.
During our trip to Hawaii in June 2014, I saw a number of paintings
of Waikiki and its environs, virtually all of which involved surf and beaches and mountains. When I got home, I decided to experiment with the style and techniques I had observed in the Islands.
This is the result. I used a photo of a Panamanian rainy season sunrise I had taken several years ago, and another shot
of a breaking wave here in Coronado. I put the latter on steroids. The rest I made upa as I went along.
As I say, this was an experiment with a different style and is unlikely to be repeated.
Man in Boat
8 x 10" oil painting. More of an exercise than a painting,
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