Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chincoteague Virginia Paintings 5

 20"x24" oil/linen
Here is the larger surf piece finished. A live shot appears below.

 11"x14"
This one was done very rapidly when a unique light hit. Whipped the car off the road and setup.

 11"x14" linen birch panel
Last one of the trip. This is the drawbridge building as you leave Chincoteague Island. I had my eye on it from day one. The wind was blowing steadily at 20mph with gusts. I hung my french easel on my glouster easel for weight and tried to keep flying paper towels to a minimum. It was a brutal session that I was convinced was futile. I only stopped painting because someone screamed out of their car window "looking good". I figured that was good enough for me. I really thought I'd trash the piece but now that I'm home and out of the wind I see it with a new perspective. It's my favorite.

6 comments:

Caroline said...

Your large surf painting is wonderful and you have captured the colours of the sea and sky so perfectly.

brian eppley said...

thanks caroline!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, love the top two and especially the minimalism of the second one.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Jala. Best wishes to you.

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

I am a great fan of this Chincoteague Virginia series, the muted tones, the material strokes of the waves and the boats especially, so free, so living, so irreal and so real...

brian eppley said...

Thanks Jean-Baptiste!