Sunday, August 23, 2009

Storm Swarm

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Perhaps it has something to do with Hurricane Bill which is bringing us stormy seas and humid breezes, but my reference for this painting was nothing like what turned out here. I added the birds, placing them in my initial sketch so that they would show through the sky later on and keep their nice edges. The focus is on the light, momentarily breaking through a cloud striking the side of the lighthouse. The birds give it motion. I actually like it.

7 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

hi mary! Thank you for the encouragement! I really was thinking about you last night. I thought that I should warn you that I saw you in that 'drama'. Consider yourself warned. luv 'jane'

Paintings by Patricia said...

Great movement and color in this piece. It does have a windy feel to it.

Sandra Galda said...

I love this one...the composition, color all of it.

Bobbi Heath said...

This is gorgeous, Mary. I love all the color and the birds are a great touch. The whole painting is so vibrant. I guess we are in for another hurricane this weekend. Can't wait to see what you make of it.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Where was I last week? I missed THIS? I like how you added the gulls - a bit of interest in the sky area. This is a really nice composition.

Dean Grey said...

Mary!

The sky is so lively in this one!

Very neat looking!

-Dean

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wow I like this one Mary...the birds give it a feel of movement and excitement!

Jeffrey

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