I found another image online which gave me more insight in movement, colours, tones and contrast:
At the same time, we were asked to create a self-motivated painting at art class which would be exhibited at the end. I used my painted studies as preparation for the final commission painting for that. After seeing my first study of a section of the above image, my teacher told me it resembled the way artist Joan Eardley painted; thick with lots of texture. So I tried to get as much information about her as possible and found this image (which is only half of the painting) that would take me and my painting further.
|Left side of Foam and Blue Sky ©Joan Eardley|
|Whirling Wave ©Fenfolio 2011|
|Close-up of Whirling Wave ©Fenfolio 2011|
The painting was exhibited at art school recently and my friend really liked it so very soon it will actually be hanging in his place!