View Full Version : A Couple of Waves

04-25-2004, 12:07 PM
Talking of the drama of the sea, here's a couple of attempts to capture a wave! :)

Critique welcome!



Marty C
04-25-2004, 09:21 PM
Hi Peter,
The loose strokes and splashes of colour again very successful in portraying the energy and movement, the wildness of the waves. Well done.

04-25-2004, 10:17 PM
You have really captured the force and vitality of the ocean.Lovely use of colour too,you look like you are a very relaxed painter.I'm trying to be.
Well done.

04-26-2004, 02:56 AM
Thanks Marty & Gillette!

The first one was done with a lot of masking fluid, which results in a lot of action - maybe too much? For this reason, I used no masking fluid in the second one, trying to get a more solid wave.

I suppose "success" is finding the right balance - as in most things! :)

04-26-2004, 02:59 AM
Sorry - it's a while since I did these paintings, and I see that I must have used a bit of masking fluid in the second, especially to get the spray on top of the wave.

04-26-2004, 03:23 AM
Enjoyed viewing these!! :)

04-26-2004, 02:33 PM
Thanks JJ!

I enjoyed painting them!

It's always a challenge trying to capture the forces of nature! :)

04-28-2004, 07:24 AM
Hi Peter, I just love these. I love marine art. They are fantastic.

04-28-2004, 07:27 AM
Thanks Lisa!

maybe you'd like to read the comment I just made on the "Supply & Pilot Boats" thread. I think that could also apply here.

Would be interested in your (and other's) opinions in this respect.