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Timeless is the largest picture on canvas that I have done.  It seemed like it has taken timeless hours to complete but I think it is finally done except for the sides.  That however isn't the inspiration for the title.   Always when I am at the beach I am struck by  the waves that come in with such consistency and rhythm, they go on 24/7 so I thought it would be an appropriate title.   Many thanks to Margaret Battye at PMP for the use of this gorgeous shot.

I have been working on this for a couple of weeks now and always at the end it is hard not to get impatient.  Firsts for this picture was:  1) working on canvas, might I say a BIG canvas (initially all that white was intimidating),   2) used the new interactive acrylics (they are different and I need more practice with them and need to try the mediums that make them special) and 3) painting lots of water.  I love the sense of power that this piece has, and, of course, the colors.  Never thought I could be partial to pthalo green.  But the most fun was trying to get the foam and spray and I worked a lot of this picture upside down so it was easier to get the brush strokes I wanted.

I had the canvas for quite a while, at least 2+ years now, after I read that only amateurs work small, (yes, it tells you where I am in the scheme of things, D:)) but could never figure out what I wanted to put on it until I start working with painting water.  Thought this size would look good over my fireplace, a sneak peek below of what it might look like hanging.  Jane, sorry, but just not up to your level - have to work on it as I always love how you display!!

I have decided I have to do it again, work large and might even try to go bigger, after all I have to fill up the walls now.  Wonder how big I can get into my Honda or well my neighbor has a big SUV!!?

Thanks much for taking a look and have a super weekend.


hmuxo said…
I can't say enough about this painting Nelvia! This is outstanding and another favorite!
The colors and that beautiful movement......all perfect!
Meredith Adler said…
I think you did an amazing, amazing job! Congratulations!
Great job Nelvia! I really like the colours and can almost see the sunlight in the green waves. I have had a 2' x 3' canvas for about 5 years that I keep thinking I will have to paint - maybe one day - lol!
Jane said…
What a gorgeous piece, you worked the foam and the waves incredibly well, just fabulous , and looking really good over the fire place. I don't think I have anything to tech you about decorating , but thanks for the compliment :-))
Alexander said…
Just one word: masterpiece. Really wow. Fantastic. Nothing more to be said. best

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