by Kenny Mac
I've been painting with oil and acrylics for 40 years.
My first interest was surf art. I grew up in Southern California and was emersed in to the surf culture.
20 years ago we moved to Bend, Oregon......another type of "paradise" that changed the way I would paint.
But I always had trouble making water look clear and WET. Looks like I found exactly what I needed! :)
This submission was done in oil. The “online” version of Surfer magazine picked it up and posted it. That was very inspiring to me! I was able to sell a few of my paintings; and although I was stoked; I was still unable to get my mind's eye around the process of transparency and reflection in water.
This painting is called “Paradise Cove”; and is done in oil. I know we are talking acrylics; but I thought I should show an example of where I’ve fallen short. My water looks more like “wet concrete”. See what I mean?