Sunday, June 17, 2012


Water is an obvious subject for artistic observation when you are on a boat. It is never still! It moves in and out with the pull and push of the tides. Six hours in, six hours out. In. Out. Up. Down. High. Low.

If the wind blows, the water responds with little ripples or white tipped waves.

Even though the water finds its horizontal place, filling in all of the nooks and crannies of the low landscape, it is constantly on the move. And I am watching it with fierce concentration.

I can see already that these sketches are calling to be painted. I struggle to stop looking now that I have seen the mystery and subtle beauty. How can you resist this?


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I find when we are on the boat that staring at the water is almost dizzying. I am always thinking I want to capture this on paper and I usually fall very short of that challenge. I do love the photo you took. Perfect.

S/V Moonstruck. 30' (small with two cats aboard *giggle)

Suzanne said...

Your new Journals may already be showing the seeds planted for more paintings down the road. Your photo of the moving water reminded me of a pastel painting I saw in Maui. Layers of color, ovals and overlapping shapes.
Enjoy rocking on the waves and the sounds of the sea.