In Austin, summer temperatures often hover at 100 degrees, which is most likely why I've been drawn to painting underwater images lately. I like to start with a rough sketch on the canvas instead of a very detailed drawing, which is probably why this one took me three weeks (off & on) to complete. At heart, I'm a loose painter, and figuring out the distorted features and many reflections was like a jigsaw puzzle! I'm including process shots, in case you are interested.
20" x 16" Oil on linen | available at Georgetown Art Center Oct. 1-31
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.