This painting was based on reference from Chinatown in San Francisco. I took liberty in editing based on the needs of design and overall mood that I wanted to create. My goal is to try and implement the same approach I take in landscape painting and apply it to my studio work. It's a challenge I'm working on.
I visited a beach on Longboat Key, FL that was highly endorsed by several students for it's amazing submerged dead trees that have taken up residency on the shores. They made for great silhouetted shapes agains't the ever changing flow and direction of the waves. I was thinking about the paint handling of painters such as Bellows, Sorolla, and Homer when trying to understand the paint quality and mark making I was hoping to achieve.