Boathouse In The Thousand Islands 12" x 14" Oil / panel
A painting buddy and I painted in a Thousand Islands Provincial Park, practically under the International bridge that runs between Canada and The United States.
I think that I was lucky to have set up my easel in a open sunny spot. That spot , as time passed, seemed to take the edge off the 0*C temperature. I think that the biggest nuisance was keeping the hand warm enough to manipulate the brush.
I kept the lay in darks quite runny and thin. With the open breeze and cold, I felt that the wet paint would evaporate quickly and leave a nice surface for the lighter colours and values to come.
It seemed to go to plan.
Subsequent colours were less "runny" than the original "darks", went on easily and at the same time were mixable with previous colours.
Here is a photo of the original scene..
You can see the amount of "editing" I did as I painted. I think that the cold helped with that !
Here is a photo showing the painting as it progressed.
Photo By Bruce Sherman / Artist
I think that this painting was a prelude to winter painting and to getting acclimatized to what is to come.