Friday, February 11, 2011


Wave-Length by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
sold - verkauft - vendu

There's not much wind anymore, so the waves are considerably smaller and calmer. It's soothing to walk along the shoreline and listen to their endless ripple.


usetty said...

Your wave series paintings are all truely fantastic. I love the strokes. Tres beautiful! All the best.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you! You also have beautiful paintings on your blog. I especially like the water ripples.
All the best to you, too and good luck with your exhibition.

Amanda Kavanagh said...

Hi Liza,

I love this wave series! I am vacationing in the Dominican Republic right now. I have been staring at the ocean all week looking for inspiration but just haven't picked up a brush once. I couldn't sleep last night so came down to check on my favorite blogs...and there you were with these lovely waves. So I think I will it try today.

I am planning on going to France or Italy next year with the intention of taking a week-long oil painting workshop (landscape). Would you know of any good classes or instructors? I'm not sure where to start looking. Any chance you'd be interested in taking on a student yourself? I'm quite serious.

Hope all is well and you are enjoying your holiday.
Happy Painting!


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Amanda,
How nice to hear from you again!
I am pleased my paintings have inspired you. That happens to me all the time - I arrive at a point where "rien ne va plus" and then, looking at someone elses work I suddenly feel the spark again and on it goes. So good.

I have no idea where I will be next year, but should it be suitable I would principally definitely be interested in giving you a painting class! Let's see...
Our vacation is indeed very nice and and I hope you are enjoying yours as well!

Barbara M. said...

These paintings show me something I love about the ocean -- the constant change in mood. This one is so peaceful, and I can hear those waves.

Thank you again for this series.


Liza Hirst said...

Yes, Barbara, that's so true. It changes every day, even every time of day and yet it's always the same - waves constantly rolling to the beach...
I also LOVE it!