"buoy number two"
12" x 12" oil on canvas
I got back in the painting groove this week with this. I love the combination of red and blue and water is always so much fun to paint. (There are actually some greens in this painting as well but the camera didn't pick up on them for some reason.)
While I was out on a whale watching trip in CA a couple of weeks ago, we sailed past this bright red buoy. It was an really rough day at sea and both our boat and this buoy were being tossed about in the waves. In fact, once we got several miles past this buoy, we no longer had the choppy waves you see in this painting, we had big swells and waves crashing over and into the boat. I did get to see some gray whales though, and it was a beautiful sunny day despite the wind and waves. (Although I was soaked when we got back to the dock!)