.I came across several miscellaneous sized scraps of wood
while picking up about the cottage
and as a happy diversion I began gessoing them.
I wasn't really clear as to what I was going to create
or use them for
but it is always good to be prepared
for when the muse arrives.
Maybe it was because there was so much attention
to the size of the 10 foot waves
pounding our local coastline last week,
or because I look out upon it each day
and still I am in awe of its immensity
and how it seems to go on forever.
I began painting ocean scenes
one after another...
with no horizon line or shoreline
just scenes of forever ...
of course I realize acrylic paintings
are not supposed to be matted
or put behind glass
in shadow box frames.
But that is exactly what I chose to do.
Who makes up the rules anyway ?
They would probably be most distressed
to find out that much of the detail on the paintings
was accomplished with a wooden barbecue skewer !