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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