Details: Size . . . . . . . .11 x 14 Medium . . . oil on panel Location . . . Point Reyes Beach, Marin County, California
Back story: What was the dominant technical aspect of this painting . . . the compositional contrasts. (This piece was about…contrasting textures. Contrast creates interest. In the painting there is reflective wet sand and non-reflective dry sand. Wet wood and dry wood. Foaming water and the smooth curve of a breaking wave. ) (Another point about this piece that I think is interesting, is that when you want to convey motion you typically use a diagonal composition. This is a horizontal composition, and yet you feel that wave rolling at you.) What element of the composition did I go after . . . the boat.
Yes it's true . . . originally this painting didn’t have the ship wreck.