Ron Mulvey✏️

Artist / Art Teacher

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West Coast Wind

All this started with a trip to the coast for my Son's wedding.

We went whale watching and I sketched at the back of the boat and got about 8 small 4 by 6 inch sketches in watercolor. 

When I got back to our home in the mountains of the Slocan Valley, I started a very large painting of my experience at the coast, especially that brisk boat ride through the 'salt chuck'.

Here are some of the sketches from that trip.

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You can see that that the last sketch on the bottom right ( above )is the West Coast Wind painting we are doing in this project. I love the Big Bold Green Slashes at the top right left.

In an exciting situation we rarely have time to think. Sketching can be an exciting situation for me. I respond to my subject rather than copy it, translate rather than transcribe, symbolize rather than sterilize. Feel it ... then think about it ... then paint it again.

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Hope to see your efforts in the Project Gallery / Ron

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