November 19, 2011

Master Critique: William Ritschel - Storm Lashed Coast

Here's another critique I wrote for the second issue of Plein Air Magazine on one of my favorite painters, William Ritschel. One of the keys to capturing the iridescent light shimmering through the fog that is so characteristic of a coastline scene is representing the correct color relationships between the light and shade planes of the foam in the water. William Ritschel (1864-1949) was a master of painting that light with a high degree of both poetry and music, as I discovered when I painted part of the same California coastline where he worked for more than 30 years. In this critique I discussed one of his masterpieces, Storm Lashed Coast.

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