Got quite busy today with other stuff, but here's today's progress after about 3 hours. The water's not finished yet by any means. I haven't yet started to add the things that will make it look transparent like little rocks on the bottom, ripples of light and the all important sky reflection, so there's a ways to go yet. I found this all very tricky - trying to make this large area realistic, yet painterly, like 'abstract realism' if I can coin a phrase. Italian American artist Pino does this exceedingly well, but I really really struggled with it today. I had to keep forcing myself to rub and scrape back, splash some paint and be more daring - SO easy to get caught in the detail. At the moment I think it's a little on the hideous side, but I'm really hoping those extra details I mentioned will make sense of it all.

Below is the progress from whoa to go:


Thanks for your encouragement guys - really appreciated. Hope your painting is going well.




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Comment by Richard Robinson on February 10, 2011 at 15:58
Thanks Gary. Sanibel looks like a nice place too when you google it. Have fun.
Comment by Gary Odmark on February 10, 2011 at 15:50
Greetings from Florida.. Richard     When I show some of these reflections on the water I grey the light blue down just a tad. seems to work.   I also grey down the blues in the distance.  I like this way of teaching while the painting is in progress.  Looks great, keep up the good work.   I sure would love to paint around your neighborhood.   Bit of a treck though.   Tomorrow morning going to paint the Gulf of Sanibel Island.   Regards,  Gary
Comment by Richard Robinson on February 3, 2011 at 8:06
:-) I hope I do a good one then.
Comment by aram b habit on February 3, 2011 at 1:24

Hi Richard, I downloaded the processing all and printed them out to follow the steps easily and I am waiting the rest , it is very useful.


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