The midtone challenge

THE FRAGILE SEA
Paintings that explore a vista of the sea.
These are interesting to do because I have to control the value (darkness and lightness) very carefully. The painting needs to be an overall midtone, so that the sun can shine against a darker background in order to get the effect of light, but not so dark as to be gloomy. And blending a naturalistic view with abstraction is always a challenge.

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