"Night Surf" - Oil - 24" x 24" - $700
"Inspired by the Early California Plein Air Painters, I found a photo study I had taken on the coast several years ago and set out to do a night scene. I started with a toned canvas. Drawing with a brush and cadmium red, I drew masses of rocks thinking 'dominant, sub-dominant, and subordinate.' The diagonals will help move the eye through the painting.
Next darkest were the areas of the water closest to the viewer and I set the value for these a little lighter with a cooler color. It's moonlight, remember.