There has been a lot of questioning about this painting. I suppose most paintings go through
that. There are infrequent times when the brush and paint do the work almost all by themselves but that so seldom happens that I don't particularly look for it or feel disappointment when it doesn't happen. Nothing about this painting seemed simple or easy until I decided to take a leap and put in those background mountains. They fell into place. Touching up the front mini-waves also went smoothly. I spent thursday afternoon carefully observing small waves and photographing them. Then I rode back the 5km to my home dinging my bicycle bell the whole way hoping to scare off the black bear that had crossed my path on the way down to the bay:-)
Lyndia gets her painting this week and now I am free to think about the next one - Samanda I think!