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Artist: Marci Rule

Blue Serenity - Original

The name says it all! I absolutely loved the rich blues that showed up in the photo. It almost looked surreal and I could not wait to start this painting. The blues and slow movement of the wave made it very easy to choose a title. Spiritually, “blue” means “the healing power of God”, which was perfect for this time in my life. It took twice as long as expected to finish since there are so many shades of blue and I wanted to capture as much of those hues as possible! It was well worth the time I put into it. I hope this painting can give you a sense of serenity as well! The original oil painting is on a 12”x 24” panel board and you can view it at Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA

Ocean Scenes . . . how it all started

I remember going to the beach at sunrise in December, 2018 while staying at the Carlsbad Inn with my daughter. I was still living in Wisconsin and flew out to find a place to live and a high school for my daughter. We walked to the ocean at sunrise to check it out and take photos. I was so inspired, I sat there for a few hours and took hundreds of photos. I didn’t want to leave! It was so peaceful. An entirely new experience for me. Little did I know this would become a new series of paintings for me. When I got back to Wisconsin and viewed the photos, I saw future paintings in so many. There was no doubt this would become a beautiful new series. Now, I just had to choose which ones to use as inspiration for my next painting. I’ve never painted so effortlessly in years! While I paint ocean scenes, I often listen to island music, Reggae or subtle waves, depending on my mood. I’m loving this now that I have moved to Carlsbad and live only a few miles from the beach and get new inspiration any time I want!