One of my hopes is that, given more time and practice I’ll begin to paint waves with more ease. I find landscape much easier – it’s more forgiving of inaccuracies whereas a slightly wrong brush-stroke on waves or sea messes up its sea-ness
So today I was looking around the internet at the different ways painters handle water. I’ve always liked the landscape paintings of Alex Katz (later American abstract expressionist) though they’ve been criticised for being too easy or beautiful. I think for many people his work can seem a little bland, but to my eye he has a wonderful capacity to suggest with the simplest compositions.
Anyway, see what you think..