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Capturing the Light


“Light” by Eileen McKenna - capturing the light when painting in watercolors #coastalart #coastalinteriors
I’ve been painting the ocean for most of this year. Each painting is a learning experience – getting better in some aspects, struggling in others, and discovering new areas to strive to capture. As I got better with the form of the wave, the movement of the water, the foam,  I experimented with textured cloudy skies. And I’m always working towards mixing the perfect color for the ocean – which is different in every reference photo!

A new goal surfaced – to better capture the light. I struggled with it in areas of a few paintings, and wasn’t happy with the results. I picked the reference photo for the painting above because it was all about the light. That’s why I’m calling this one “Light.” I’m proud of the results.

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

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4 thoughts on “Capturing the Light

  1. The light really adds a nice glow to this painting, Eileen. Well done! 🎨👍

  2. Beautifully painted light. Glows off my screen. 🙌🏻

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