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California Surf Painting

California Surf

16 x 20

acrylic on canvas

Here’s what is on my easel today

I made a lot of progress today on this painting. I only stopped because my back twinged. Oh no. How long was I painting? Three hours? Four? Something like that. It is so nice to be able to stand and paint again!

My Process

I don’t work from a set drawing or from one reference photo. I will sketch the overall shape, horizon line and key points as guide posts. My sketch is more of a hand drawn road map. This is because I have to explore my painting, change is always a possibility. I also like to add my own ideas, along the way. It could be as simple as changing the shape of a wave, or creating a different number of waves.

Approaching Realism is how I think of my work.

Well, it’s time for a snooze. Who knows, maybe I can work on this later today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa