Diana Lehr has chosen two paintings of the sea as favorites of the past year:
Turquoise Swell watercolor and pastel 15" x 39" 2013
The Light Inside oil 50" x 68" 2013
I wasn't sure which paintings to choose as my favorites for the year…I had a few others I could have chosen but I felt that these two represented two very different approaches and ways of handling the same subject, the ocean.
I've been working with different facets of the ocean in recent years. Turquoise Swell is a mixed media on paper dealing with simple shapes and blocks of color and The Light Inside is a painting dealing with more complexity in the pattern, layers of texture, color and subtleties between color relationships.
Both directions interest me. Right now my painting is going through a shift and I have more questions than answers.