“The Breach” – Chileno Beach
“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”
― Pablo Picasso
Though this is my photo blog I have, recently, posted a few paintings. Actually, they are photos of paintings, so I’m really not crossing a line, am I?
As those of you who follow this blog regularly would know, I’ve commented in the past about the idea that I can’t paint, and that I have used digital painting as a proxy for this deficit. However, those digital paintings stirred something inside me to give painting a try. It was a big risk on my part. What if I proved myself right? Well, no harm in trying.
I was surprised to find that something that sat dormant for so long could be so easily awakened, simply by listening to my inner voice and a bit of preparation. I went out and bought some good quality paints and an assortment of brushes and really surprised myself. It has been a LONG time since I put brush to canvas and I never really enjoyed it, because I was just not good at mixing colours.
Time, and experience with photo composition and colour balance has taught me why my colours were off and a few online beginner courses in acrylic painting technique made me somewhat ready to try it again.
My recent whale watching trip and subsequent photos inspired me to attempt a painting of the whales breaching. So, here it is. I believe I have a long way to go to get my paintings to the level I desire, but I’m not disappointed in the result. This is my third painting since I started in mid-February.
Lovely piece – enjoyable nuances of lights, textures and movements. It feels a little chilly, too.
It was a bit chilly, the water was only 20 degrees C.
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You have certainly captured the drama, Ed. Nice one 🙂
Thank you Pete.
Oh, this is lovely painting. I would like to reblog it! Is it okay? Can I find one of your photo to do a painting?
Absolutely, just provide the link back to the original.
Sure! Thank you!
Reblogged this on The Showers of Blessing and commented:
This is an amazing painting of Ed Lehming’s own photo. His blog has fascinating photos. He just came back on a whale watching trip and took photos of my favorite mammal – the Humpback, singing, whale!
Hi Ed, Here is the reblog link. Thank you!
You’re welcome!! Thank you!
One of my blogger friend likes your painting and follows you! Paint more?
Look forward to seeing some more!!
Great painting, I too have just discovered the joy of painting 🎨😊
Thank you. Only my third in about 35 years.
It’s strange I’ve only just started taking photographs and painting (at a very amateur level) but there is obviously a connection between the two!
I can just feel the richness of you experience that inspired you to paint … and so well, only on your third!
Lovely painting capturing the mood of the sea wonderfully. Amazing that it’s only your third, I’m thinking I might have to give it a go 😊
It’s worth a try. You never know what’s waiting inside you 🙂
Nice BLOG!!! ADD my too!!! Kisses!!!
Brilliant. Keep on painting and sharing your talent.
Thank you Lynn
I think you captured the movement that was in the photograph quite nicely! 🙂
Yes, keep going, you’re off to a great start!
Thanks, I just completed number four.
Wow Ed. That is a really good painting. I know what you mean about the “dormant part. I dabbled in water color in my twenties, and didn’t paint for over thirty years, then I stumbled on acrylic painting on wood. The act of creating something (anything), is a beautiful thing. I hope you continue to paint.