This painting, Lanaika Point, is about finished as of today. I will let it sit for a few days and actually move on to other things, and have a fresh look at it on Friday or Saturday to se how it impacts me.
As I’ve mentioned, my goal, to capture the freshness and color of this place in a small painting (11 x 14″) is pretty much realized, I could only continue to add nuances that are, at this point, rather unlikely to enhance the effect.
I had proposed to add a figure for scale, but discarded the idea this morning.
Here’s where I was with this painting a little over a week ago, the initial lay in. It’s fun to look back and see how things have developed. I have about six more such paintings in development for my show hanging at the end of this month.
Here’s another, a rather subdued tonal painting that I’m enjoying…I feel it may be too austere for some, but it has an appealing and emotional feel for me.
Dusk, Kailua 11 x 14″ oil on panel