Today I am finally able to write about my class with Karl Dempwolf which took place a month ago at the ocean. I always try to start one painting which I then put away and finish later, and have a second for Karl to do his magic and paint on. This was an especially interesting exercise of the exact same place, because my vision and Karl's were so different.
I saw a wide expanse of sandy beach with the waves breaking against a crescent shaped shore. My painting above is the result of that impression.
Karl, on the other hand, saw a tucked in cove which included all the details surrounding my easel, the tree overhead, the bush to the left, and the rock up the shore. Such a different interpretation of the same view.
2 Responses to Seaside Painting
I think that's one of my favorite things about painting en plein air -- to see different interpretations of the same scene. Both paintings speak to the power and beauty of the scene, yet the visions are so different.
Thanks for posting - fascinating! :-)
I agree totally with the author of the first comment! Occasionally I find a book about the impressionists who sometimes painted together in the same spot. They were all wonderful artists but each painted a different vision of the same spot.
What a great post to share with us readers these different visions. It makes us realized how blessed we all are to see the world from our own vantage point but to be able to appreciate it from other's as well.
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