"Portsmouth Village" 10"x 12" O/P
Finally, things are beginning to feel back to normal. I seems as though a long time has past since my last post. Since that last post, I have updated my programs and replaced my old computer with a new one. Hopefully, the technical glitches have disappeared. I thank you for your patience during this period.
This piece was painted from the present site of the Kingston Olympic Harbour. This harbour was host to the 1976 Summer Olympic sailing events.
This painting was executed on a 10"x 12" Masonite panel that was prepared with three coats of gesso and finally, a coat of acrylic Burnt Sienna and a touch of Red.
My palette was my usual limited palette and again, a couple of additional colours. These colours were, Veridian and Yellow Ocher.
During the execution, I tried to stay true to an old rule (sort of) that states, "A stroke laid is a stroke stayed." I think that it certainly helps to give a looser feeling to the over-all piece as long as it is not overly "tightened up" later with the smaller brushes.