by Mike "Morphd" Montgomery
(Fort Worth, TX)
In keeping with my love of diving, snorkeling, and the way water reflects light above and below water line I found this photo reference that summed it up perfectly and painted it.
I simply love reflections and refraction of light, especially in the ocean. I have seen this view many times, however lacking an underwater camera I am dependent on others who share my visions through photography and I paint altering to my way of view based on them.
I was in dire need of a nice long settle into a painting session, not worrying about time spent. I came across this photo and settled in. Though it took less time than planned (around 4 hours and 3 sessions) I enjoyed getting away from the hurried simplistic paintings I have been spending my time on lately. This was a nice refreshing break.
You can see Mark's techniques all over this one. I really got into the glazing which really pulled it together.
Now on to the next.