Works in progress
Below are some paintings I'm currently working on. Once they are done I will move them to my seacapes/otherscapes pages. In the meantime, though, I hope it's interesting to see some in progress :-)
South End 1
This is the first of a new series I am working on called "South End." The idea with this series is to feature the south end of Kapiti Island in each painting, with a variety of weather conditions and sky and sea in each. This series will be completed in time for the Kapiti Arts Trail, this November. Each painting will have a gloss finish and is on A4-size canvas board. I will get each one professionally framed, too.
South End 2
This is the second work in the "South End" series. This is a bit different to my normal palette, with some greys and yellows in there. I love those moments when the tide is low and the sky is reflected in the rivulets on the sand. This is based on a photograph I took down at the beach one evening. I need to do some tidying up with this one, to sharpen up the forground and add some more small details.
South End 3
This is getting back to more my typical colour palette - with this one my aim is to try to capture that moment of strong undertow as the wave is sucked back out to sea. I will add more detail in background sea and island... I don't want to touch the foam too much as it's kind of how I wanted it already.
South End 4
I'm enjoying playing around with the shadows and layers of foam in this one, and trying to give the background a slight blurred effect to bring the foreground into sharper focus. Need to work on the island to give it a bit of character, still!
South End 5
With this one I want to show a typical bright kind of day in Kapiti, with an intense sheen coming off the water.