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Old 03-29-2013, 10:36 AM
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A Rough Sea

Oil Pastel, 11x14

This painting was based off the study I did called, Rough Sea Study." Several main areas changed: the sky (added more storm cloud variation and moved the sunlight hole more to the left), the rocks changed all together and some were added, and finally the foreground changed by eliminating the sand and concentrating more on waves coming in and around the rocks. There is more green in the water than what is showing up in the image.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:46 PM
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Wow Mary! This looks great. I love the soft moody feeling in this one! I think this is one of my favorites of yours! Great job.
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Hi Reeta, thank you so much for commenting - I really appreciate it. It's a little more crisp in person, my hand was shaking with I took the photo but it's a good representation. I really enjoyed working the layers of OP on this one - thanks!
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Great painting, Mary. I like Ree love the mood of this. I do see a cross in the sky....interesting.

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Re: A Rough Sea

Everything about this is beautiful - sky, water, rocks and colors. I also spotted the cross in the sky right away.
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Hi Pat: Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed this one. It took me forever to paint because I was after creating certain effects w/n the painting while some where achieved, others I'll still need to work on. The structure in the clouds was not intentional, in fact I looked at this painting for well over a week and never saw the cross until I posted it and then, well that's another story. But thank you - I learned a lot with this piece.

Hi Sammy: Thank you, I really appreciate your feedback. The sky took many hours to achieve and probably 8 to 9 layers of paint - it was an interesting exercise and knew too much time was being spent on it, but I couldn't stop the process it was exciting watching it develop. Thanks about mentioning the rocks, these were fun to create from patterns to colors.
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Mary. Wonderful painting. The movement and dramatic lighting make for a very dynamic scene. Pat and Sammy must have Easter on their minds. I saw the cross also and at first it really drew my eye, maybe too much. I guess it wasn't intentional, so you can blame it on divine intervention.
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Hi Ed, thank you so much for your wonderful comments - appreciate your continued encouragement and support!!!
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Very nice Mary, that large incoming swell is going to make a huge splash when it hits!!
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Hi Steve, thanks for commenting - appreciate it!
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Just beautiful sea and sky. . . wonderful work. Did you use an underpainting.
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Lovely piece. Dunno about "too much time" Mary. It seems to me that it was well worth it (cross and all).
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Beautiful, Mary. Particularly love the sky..
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Re: A Rough Sea

Hi RainySea, thank you for your kind comments on A Rough Sea! I did use an underpainting that started out very different from what the end result became, especially the sky and rocks. This underpainting was more of a little guide for certain aspects of the painting, I've made a decision to begin exploring using acrylics as an underpainting and will post a few paintings that I do (won't be for a couple of weeks though).

Here is a photo of the underpainting, see how limited this initial setup was, my anticipation is with acrylics I'll be doing more of a full underpainting.


Hi Mike, I really appreciate hearing from you. Thank you so much for your feedback on the sky - it was one of those times, I just let the painting have its own way. Glad I did.

Hi Tali: Thanks for your feedback!!! It means a lot - the sky was great experimentation.
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Hi Mary-
What medium do you use to draw the initial sketch? Is it charcoal? If so, how do you stop it from smearing once you've layed the underpainting?
Thanks (I'm full of questions today )
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