Photo of the artist at work taken by Grace Trofa Photography
For this year's Wet Paint 2018, I set up my canvas along the seawall so that I could watch the storm clouds form on the distant horizon while incorporating the rocky New England coastline.
This year's Wet Paint 2018 sponsored by the Newport Art Museum, RI, was just that, a wet-wet painting experience!
I set my paints up along the seawall with a fantastic view of the ocean which incorporated beautiful color combinations of rock, water, seaweed and wildflowers. By the final hour of painting, a warm steady rain fell and I found myself fighting back spots of water droplets which continued to land in the middle of my progress. Thankfully, with umbrella in hand, I was able to repaint this beautiful seascape over and over again until the last minute before returning my work into the NAM for the preview party and open bidding event.
Working in a water-based paint such as acrylic may not have been the best choice for this year's Wet Paint, but I had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed the painting challenge!
Storm Clouds on the Horizon Acrylic on canvas 8" x 10"
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I feel as if my artwork gives the viewer an insight into my life's journey. This is most evident in a plein air painting, where I can reflect back to a time and location. My sketchbooks tell a different story of thoughts and ideas scribbled within my drawing and painting studies.