The Big Splash, this is one of my favorite oils. I use to do all my own canvases but probably wont again until I do the large canvases again. This is also part palette knife. If you have ever taken PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to Newport there is a huger cliff that juts out just outside Laguna Beach on the left. The water when the tide is up crashes into that cliff and it is so exciting. I had to paint it and the gulls do stay out of the way.
Elk River, and I had this mad passion to do a river that flowed. I do hope it appears that way to you. The clouds wee a different approach for me. I took a small flat brush into the blue and did a circular motion.They even picked up the sunlight a bit, don't you think?