Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ocean Sunrise

Ocean Sunrise

Ocean Sunrise – Acrylic Painting on Canvas – 36” x 48”

I like to spend time near the ocean, and when I do, I love to be awake for sunrise. The last time we were at Ocean City, I stood on the balcony of our hotel, sipping a mug of coffee and watching as the sky changed from the black-blue of night to cobalt and purple, and then to magenta-pink as the sun moved above the horizon in a fiery palette of yellows, orange and crimson. Looking down, I could see the surf crash onto the beach, pushing and expanding forward and then retreating, leaving behind the damp and pebble-textured sand. This painting is done with acrylic paint on canvas and is an abstracted remembrance of such mornings when sky and sea and sand seem to merge into one.
The acrylics were applied with a variety of brushes, including the soft Japanese flat hake, and I employed a variety of textural techniques including imprinted acrylic modeling paste, alcohol resist and liquid acrylic paint sprays.

Janet Whittle Freedman
Artist / Author
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Beach 1

Beach 1

Beach 1 – Acrylic Painting on Canvas – 30” x 40”

Last summer I became interested in the patterns of surf and sand and took a number of photographs while walking on the beach. Beach 1 the first in an intended series of paintings based on those photographs. It is an acrylic painting on canvas in which I also utilized a fine pumice gel, acrylic molding paste, alcohol resist and acrylic glazes.

Janet Whittle Freedman
Artist / Author
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