Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I Am Not a Fish, 9 x 12 oil
We have been invited to paint inside the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. This is a great treat. I really enjoy watching the jellies floating in their tank, and spend quite a while watching the fish and painting in the deep sea tank. As the morning wears toward noon, more and more people crowd around, some watching me paint, some captivated by the fish and oblivious to my presence. I escape the narrow passage and settle in to watch the pipefish drifting among the eelgrass in the sandy bottoms tank. I think the eelgrass moves more than the fish.
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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