Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Hunting Island Marsh

It started early in the morning when there was a thick fog that quickly burned off.  It was a morning at the crabbing dock which always means lots of time to do a sketch or 2.  This is a photo progression of an acrylic on 16 x 20 wood panel done mostly with the palette knife in the studio from a small 5 x 7 watercolor done on location.  I used an exaggerated warm color theme also based on the theme used in the original sketch. This studio painting was not meant to be a realistic representation of the scene or a copy of the location sketch but an expression of the composition and colors used.  A representational painting of this scene would have been mostly green and grey. The last 4 pictures show small changes.  That's because in each case I thought I was taking the final shot only to realize it still needed more work.  It might still need more work but it is framed and hanging in a show.  In fact since this post I have adjusted tis painting 3 more times.  The finished painting is on my site here

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