Monday, January 28, 2013

Little Row Boat

Little Row Boat
8"x11" oil on panel

While scoping out the area at Sarasota's beautiful Bayfront Park one morning a couple weeks ago, this lone little row boat on the shore caught my eye.  It was a blustery, cold, grey day and the sight of this abandoned boat surrounded by washed up seaweed just seemed to suit my mood. Stoically, I set up my easel knowing time was limited, as on the dark horizon a storm was definitely blowing in. On the one hand, this forced me to work quickly, focusing on getting my colors, values and brushstrokes right the first time... on the other hand, not long after I'd started, when the raindrops started coming down and my easel was blown over by a gust of wind, finishing it in the studio didn't seem like such a bad idea either!

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