|Prep work for the oil painting. oil by Jo M. Orise|
Yeah! River Arts Gallery Art Show going on right now.
- River Arts Gallery, 241 US Route 1 (North), Damariscotta, Maine.
Theme of the group show is Artist Choice.
Exhibition Opening Fri. Oct 14, 5-7PM.
The showing will be on display until until November 10, 2016
This is the featured artwork from my collection that is on display at River Arts Gallery:
|Gulls Are Free – Oil by Jo M. Orise|
Gulls Are Free
The gulls float above as the wind creates whitecaps below.
8″ x 10″ oil with floater frame
I love gulls and the ocean. They represent freedom and daring.
To the right, you see my preparation for the painting. The subject is simple and was such fun to create—and a challenge.
Lots of observation, quick sketches, photo references and imagination. I had to determine how the bird would look like as it hovered in air and looked below.
Have you ever watched seagulls float in the updraft of the wind? They just spread their wings and let it happen. Amazing. They don’t flap to stay up. When the air has a strong current, it holds the gulls up there. We would drop whether we flapped or not.
They are like a living kite.
If you get to Damariscotta, do drop in and take a look at all the wonderful paintings on display.