Thursday, January 3, 2008

Marina Afternoon -6x8- oil on c.b.


This one was super enjoyable to paint. it was indian summer here in the carolina's and nice and warm

the sun set everything glowing and here are these boats lit up against the cool blue sky. this marina/boat yard is one of my favorite places to paint, and only a ten minute drive from the house

boatyards require alot of simplification and editing which is very important in all plein air painting, i think. there is so much junk laying around, in and on the boats being repaired, that if you dont pick out only what's necessary to tell your story, it can be very confusing to the viewer (not to mention-harder to paint)

so next time you are struggling with a section of your painting just scrape it off and simplify into big shapes and definate color separations and see if that doesnt help.

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