“Fair Weather Sea” Oil on Canvas
“The last rays of sunshine glint on the top of a rising breaker at the edge of a ‘fair weather sea’.”
Artist comment: “Seascapes have long been my forté. I live near the shore to have easy access to my passion; the ocean. This scene is a composite of various waves and swells I have observed. I sketched the scene with it in mind that the late day fog bank has formed on the horizon; the tide is coming in; and offshore rocks are being inundated by the swells, creating swirling foam patterns. My style is to begin with a quick sketch to establish the lights and darks, as well as the compositional elements. I began at the top of the canvas and worked on down. The rocks were rendered with a palette knife.”
Epilog: “Fair Weather Sea” was painted at the “Fairweather House & Garden” in Seaside, Oregon during a series of public appearances by Carol Thompson where she demonstrated Painting Seaside LIVE tm”. As a tribute to the gallery and owner Denise Fairweather the painting was titled “Fair Weather Sea”.
For the opening of the SOLITUDE exhibition, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk November 1st, a new book titled “Carol Thompson Paints The Sea – Vol 1” will be introduced. It has 20 paintings and includes “Fair Weather Sea”, art that the artist painted during the 2014 summer in our gallery. The artist will be in attendance and has offered a signed book to be gifted as a door prize. Please plan to attend.