Friday, June 01, 2007

Shell Beach Rocks

I did this one recently in order to get better at painting rocks along the California coast. I don't do many scenes with rocks in them so this was a good project for me. I wish I had a smaller knife to use in this one...the 2 that I have are really large and the really small one I had at one time is lost to history. I'll have to pick one up before doing another rock scene.

Anyway, this is the result of the rock project.

"Shell Beach Rocks"

12"x24" Oil on Canvas


Teresa said...

This is a great painting Ron! I think the rocks are wonderful, they are convincing. Lovely water, makes me want to jump in! Your work is exceptional - and inspiring!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks for taking a look Teresa. I like the look of rocks that have that loose look to them. Need to work more on that. Still, it was fun to paint.
I learned so much painting the water on this one too. Thanks Teresa!

Anonymous said...

Ron, I love this painting. You have painted the water beautifully. The scene reminds me of a place in Wales, had rocks just like that. Great work! - Sharon

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Sharon,
A friend of mine told me to go check this place out. Glad I did. The further up the coast you go from here the more rockier it gets. I'd like to head up a ways and get some good reference shots for more work like this. Thanks.