This is number 12 of my 30 in 30 challenge and today I worked in orange. This challenge has given me the opportunity to explore many different colors that I might not normally use. But fall is coming and it is when I usually pull out the oranges and reds. But for this exercise I decided to make the cliffs orange in this turbulent ocean. As a friend on Instagram said. Beautiful, so much Verve ( which means an energetic style) in this one. Yes, I do have an Instagram page and here it is.
I really do love the energy in this one. It is full of strong brush strokes and bright complimentary colors. As for why I painted it… we had a cold trough set up yesterday and blow through our area. The wind was chilly and so invigorating after a long hot summer. It made me recall standing on the ocean shore feeling the strong breeze and watching the rough waves chopping in the water. It makes me realize that sometimes I miss living by the ocean but that was another time and another journey.
Today I am continuing on this great journey one painting at a time.
An original 9″ X 12″ acrylic painting on vellum paper, matted in white to 12" X 16" and ready to frame.