Wednesday, 13 April 2011

"Low Tide"




















I think it's been a while since this old boat has been out but it does make a good subject for painting. I began with an all-over wash first, to get that feeling of wet sand/mud, using a combination of warm and cool colours. You can see where the weak winter sun is catching the forward-facing planes of the boat.
The soft, wet-in-wet wash was allowed to dry before I finished the painting with harder-edged wet-on-dry brushstrokes.

2 comments:

Pat said...

Lovely painting!

Brinda said...

It is really wonderful the way you get your lights and darks, the shadows and the wonderful all while keeping the wonderful translucency of the waterclour.