Artist: LC Neill
Title: “Waters Edge”
Medium: Oil on Linen
At the water’s edge you’ll find all kinds of things – fish, small shelled creatures, rocks, and plants growing under the water to name a few. What struck me about this area was the red clay brilliantly coming through the water. The beach was sandy, but where the water met the sand you could visibly see new red clay silt washed in over the sand. A little farther out, you could see the ground drop off and the water turned to a deep green.
I did this painting “Plein Air” – here is a photo of my start. At one point I took a break to get out of the sun and have a snack. When I returned to the painting I saw the tree line needed to be changed, so I updated it. That’s the beauty of oil paints, you can smush it around until you get it where you want it.