In The Studio: New Oil Painting “Ocean Point”

Today I am putting up another new oil painting.  In this piece I am trying to capture the late evening sky in Maine.  I think I got a lot of it right but again the finish is elusive.  I look back on several months ago and it appears I am making progress.  I wanted to keep the darks really translucent but interesting so I kept lightly scraping the color off of the canvas, pulling the edge of the sky into the trees, the trees into the rocks and the rocks into the water, and I think this worked pretty well.  The water is a touch confusing. DSC_0002“Ocean Point” 12 x 16 oil on archival panel.

Thanks for reading and I hope that you will register your email and keep coming back.  I will keep showing watercolor, oils and the occasional abstract acrylic.  I still want to work in acrylic but I really only work in an abstract direction when that is my total focus, it is like having something to say and then saying it.  Right now I don’t have any ideas for a new abstract direction, but when I do I will break out the big canvasses and sing a new song.

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  • Susan Crave RosenOctober 28, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    This is a great one…real sense of place!ReplyCancel

  • PatOctober 29, 2013 - 11:26 pm

    Steve, this positively sparkles! Thanks for posting it.ReplyCancel

  • MercedesOctober 31, 2013 - 6:20 am

    Steeve, I’ll be very aware about your news. I like your way of teaching. You don’t save your secrets. You are honest and tell it with clarity. I love your watercolour and I practice it. Your journey through the oil teaches me the reason for each composition, each stroke, and I transfer them in my watercolors. I am eager to hear your Serenade in the abstract, to learn how and why. I start from Zero in the abstract, but I feel I need sing with you that song. Please continue to share, and thank for it. I am a Fan of yours. Friendly greetings. MercedesReplyCancel