Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Welcoming Summer with another Stormy Beach

Another Stormy Beach work in progress24 x 30" oil on linen © 2010 Katherine Kean

Above is a new underpainting of another stormy beach you can see the drawing for this painting here. This one's from Hawaii; the Big Island, and you can see the lava shelf formation that justs into the ocean on the left. I wonder if it's due to crashing on the hardened lava that makes the waves particularly loud, or if it's because the lava formations - which can be up to 50 feet in depth, trap and echo the sound. Whatever causes it, the effect is dramatic and thrilling.

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