"Windy Bay" 10" X 40" 2013

“Windy Bay” 10″ X 40″ 2013

This is the first, 12″ X 40″, Oil/Panel, version of this subject. My source photos were from a very gray day on the bay, and I was completely disappointed with the possibilities. But, to my delight, the waves and somewhat muddy water made this compelling combination of warm and cool colors, almost dividing the image diagonally. Based on this image I was invited to paint the larger version for the Herman Heart Attack Clinic in Houston, Texas.