Another scene from Balboa. I loved the repetition of the similar shapes and angles, as well as how they lead you into the composition. Painting the shoreline in the distance was fun - just showing some simple shapes and value changes does the trick. The sailboats were the last thing added, as they started sailing by in a little parade just as I was finishing.
Hi - I'm Martha Cowan and I love painting. Actually, I have to paint. My life feels right when I've been painting, and when I haven't been, something's missing. Oils are my favorite medium, although I love soft pastels. I like watercolor and use it for quick studies.
About two years ago I took a workshop with Carol Marine, which changed my life as an artist, because she taught me about daily painting and marketing. I decided to be a daily painter right then and there, although I have not been able to make that happen, due to other obligations, etc. But I post new paintings when I have them - and now I believe that if my followers aren't seeing my paintings every day, but maybe once a week or even once a month, they might actually even get more excited, waiting for the next post with more anticipation!
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