Yesterday was a balmy 7 degrees, so the Well-Travelled One and I took a drive out to Bluewater Beach and went for a walk along the boardwalk as the sun began to set.
The sky was an ethereal haze, with no discernable horizon, just a orange/blue gradient. I snapped a few pictures with my phone, hoping I could catch even a fraction of the atmosphere.
Surprisingly enough, I was able to snap a few decent shots of the shoreline, and later that night I chose one of them and within about 2 hours I had come up with this:
|10 x 8 Acrylic on Masonite|
My favorite part is the bottom left-hand corner, where the orange of the sand blends into the blue of the water where the wave is supposed to be pulling away.
I did this using Liquitex soft body acrylics and a fair amount of glaze and retarder to blend the colors. I used a primed Masonite board as my support, which I sometimes find easier to use than canvas when I want smoother looking colours.