"Kingston's Inner Harbour" 12"x16" oil/panel
This is a painting of Kingston's inner harbour which sits at the mouth of the Rideau Canal. The Rideau Canal is a Canadian historical site and a working canal that runs between Kingston, Ontario, Canada and Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
This piece was painted on a hot summer day with a warm breeze playing havoc with the surface of the water during the painting process. It was to be the challenge of the painting. This piece was painted with my limited palette.
My under painting was the same method as previous paintings. Because of the movement on the surface of the water, the reflections of the trees in the middle ground that lay on the water, were painted thinly at the beginning of the painting process as were the shadow areas in the rest of the painting. Also, other dark or darker areas were established (deeper water, shore reflections, etc.) at this point.
Then came the other colours and their mid tones, which I placed on the surface of the darks in a predetermined pattern that I had observed and remembered. While working all over the painting, I brought it to a finish by adding the final high lites and adjusting a few colour values.
This painting was a fun challenge.