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Monday, February 9, 2015

Ploffskin, Pluffskin Pelicans Three

Oil on Canvas, 6x6
I was going through all my little paintings from January (30 paintings in 30 days) and I came across this one that I did not end up posting because I did not like it at the time. My opinion has changed since I put it away a month ago. For what it is, a quick study, it has something going for it. It has three values for a local tone painting. The composition is good. It is obvious a storm is brewing. I think I was frustrated by the slick surface on this one and the paint sliding all over the place. I gave up on the rolling waves and took the white caps out. Sometimes I roll with it and other times it just seems to be a struggle. This would have been day 16 as I segued from Storm Brewing to this one as they were taken minutes apart.


Anonymous said...

I think this is charming. It has a distinct feel, and I think its simplicity adds emotional impact. Besides your frustrations with them, the white caps probably were a distraction from what I find most valuable. Like the title a lot, by the way.JF

victoriasart said...

Thanks! I fell in love with the brown pelicans while in Florida and Edward Lear just came to mind. He nailed it didn't he?