Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heisler Park

"Heisler Park --Laguna Beach, CA"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2011
One last painting of moving water.  I really wanted to try to get the idea of waves coming in and cresting.  This has been a good semester on studying water.  It will probably take a lifetime to get it completely right, but I feel like I can at least tackle the subject with some hope of people recognizing what it is.  I really love the ocean and how it changes constantly.  This will not be the last "water" painting. 

Rack 'Em Up

"Rack 'Em Up"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2011
This was our final assignment this semester:  "Pretend you've been commissioned to do a painting about a sport for an office or a publication."  Hmmm....what sport to pick?  I know! Let me pick something that has tons of angles, straight lines, and round edges to paint -- all of which are a pain to do.  Billiards!!  Perfect.  Anyway, it seemed like a good idea when I first thought of it.  I had some fun putting it in a grid pattern.  A very different kind of assignment, especially for a landscape class.  But it's all good.  I learned things with this painting, and that's the whole point, after all.