Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yachting Life

24x24 on Gallery Stretched Canvas

And yet one more large painting.  I often take great photo references in local harbors (I wish this was mine!). and began ithis painting earlier this summer. I the. Got diverted to some great Provincetown paintings and a commission.   It was a bit daunting, but last weekend I picked up where I had left off.  Below is the early sketch and you can see where I have landed so far.

Boats at rest-large

24x 24 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I am catching up on this blog after being a bit remiss in my postings last week.  I've been spending time working on larger pieces- some from my earlier small originals.  There is a different challenge in scale and color and completion-and a lot more paint.  I really love this one and it will likely enter in some shows later this year.

Gloucester Revamp

16x20 Oil on Stretched Canvas

This weekend I looked at a piece 8 had done several years ago when newer to working with oils in my transition from watercolor.  When I originally finished this one I was very pleased but now- not so much.  So I decided to revamp it,paint over it, brighten it change some compositional elements.  I am happy with it once again!