Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Gulf Sunset

"Gulf Sunset"
6x6 oil
Our theme for June's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge was the ee cummings poem, "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always our self we find in the sea", and who doesn't love the sea? 
When I'm in Naples, Florida I'm an afternoon kind of beach girl because it's not as hot then ;)  
"Squadrons" of pelicans glide along the beach and suddenly plummet into the Gulf of Mexico to feed. Pelicans are most entertaining and I love watching them as the sun sets into the water. 
This is as close as I was able to get to the colors in the actual painting which took on a life of it's own and turned out to be a palette knife painting. There's a tiny touch of glare but it couldn't be avoided with this kind of surface. I'm really happy with this one.


7 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Mary, boy it's been awhile since I stopped by to see you. Sorry about that. Love your commentary with the painting. I hope things are good with you. :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

And you should be... it's ASTOUNDING. Simple... powerful.... great design, color to make my mouth water..... love it!

Page Railsback said...

Really nice MSW..Hope to SEE you soon
xo

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh! It looks like butter! Love that pale yellow color and how your initials remind me of a bit of sea grass. it really is beautiful, Mary!

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Chunky, painterly, love the pattern of birds against the sky, and their variety of edges. Yes.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Mary!
Love the colors, the movement, design, and the texture!
Great work!
Michael

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

So painterly abstract. Love it.

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