Tuesday, November 25, 2014
That Boat !
High And Dried Out 9" x 12" O/P
A typical early winter, cold rainy day in my neck of the woods. What to paint brings out the photo references. My pick for the day was this abandoned boat.
I used the limited palette and washed in the composition with a dark transparent red. This can readily be seen in the peninsula near the top of the painting. Where I did not want the reddish colour to show through, I left it blank in the layout. Such was the case of the area allowed for water just below the peninsula. I continued the red wash for the rest of the painting below the shore line to the bottom of the painting.
Rendering the boat, gave the rest of the "washy" red lay in a chance to set up or evaporate, thus allowing me to be able to apply further colour without the pigment sliding around on the panel .
With this method, I was able to complete the painting to the stage that is seen above in approximately two and a half hours. No prize for that, but it was a good "work out".