First Kiss of Sunlight – Oil


Inspiration for this oil struck while walking along the ocean’s edge as the first rays of sunlight began to illuminate the breakers. I was fascinated by the waves coming into the strong light of the sun as it began rising through the trees to the east.

I’m frequently asked how I chose whether to paint an image in watercolor or oil. My answer is, I usually know at the point of inspiration which medium will best communicate what I’m trying to say. For this painting I needed the intense whites to tell the story that oil colors provide an artist.OIL-

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Gold, Tan, Black


None, Tan, White, Brown

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