Painting (18) The Wild Atlantic Way

I’ve been wanting to experiment with monochrome painting using ‘black’ made by mixing other colors together. One combination is to use Phthalo blue, burnt umber and cadmium red in fairly equal parts. I expected to get a purplish ‘black’ but ended up with a deep blue-green ‘black’ instead. My plan was to paint “Passchendaele” – the sea of mud, the burned tree stumps and the water filled shell holes. But this color just had ‘ocean’ written all over it. I’ll have to try again for that purplish ‘black’. Meanwhile, here is my stormy sea painting; I’d like to imagine it’s just off the West Coast of Ireland:

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 23: Something Imaginary

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

In the next few weeks, the themes all seem to run toward the whimsical. I had to think ahead so I had enough ‘imaginary’ beings to choose from. I love the water, have seafarers in my heritage and can’t imagine living too very far from the sea. And so I give you something from my imagination: a mermaid, floating just below the surface!