This is the fourth in my water series.
And the momentum seems to be growing. In fact, I’m well underway with my fifth, and other subjects are queueing up after “Splash!”
This oil-on-canvas captures that micro-second moment of a young man’s plunge into the sea after jumping from the cliffs in Polignano a Mare in Puglia. The water subjects are endless there, and if I have any challenge in this series, it’s choosing. It’s a good problem for this artist!
I love painting the human form in a watery world.
And this new perspective, coming from above, really fascinated me. But capturing a body making a splash is what fueled my brushstrokes. And I became hypnotized by painting the flying water droplets. This is why I love painting water. I get lost in it, and my brain shifts to it’s more expansive free-from-time right hemisphere.
Take a quick video tour of the creation of “Splash!”
I’m making this a habit know with each successive painting. I do this for you to “come along for the ride.” But I’m also doing it as a personal self reflection of my artistic process.
Be sure to check it other paintings in this series!
If you haven’t seen other paintings in this water series, I invited you to view blog posts on Fluidity, Ripple Effect, and Going with the Flow.
And stay tuned for coming attractions.
Yet another intriguing post, Jed. Thank you so much for staying connected with us.
This painting is so beautiful!!! I love the movement of the splashing water. The colors are so vibrant.
All the best to you and Simone.
Fascinating to see the painting progress. Can the water possibly be that beautiful in real life?
It is! And when I’m parked high above looking down with my long lens to capture reference material, I marvel at the play of light and reflections at different times of the day. That’s my Polignano a Mare is such an inspirational place! xoxox Jed