Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunrise Seaside Cabin, 6 x 8 oil
It's the first morning of my month-long stay in Hawaii. An eel swims below m, ribboning in and out of coral heads like a wind-rippled banner. He goes through tiny holes, making me wonder how he keeps from scratching himself on the hard coral structures. Under a shelf he goes, coming out in a totally unexpected place. In one hole, he folds back on himself, head emerging next to the tail as if he took no space at all. What else is hiding in the coral, not to be seen unless it chooses to emerge into the undulating daylight?
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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