Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Plein Air, Early Morning Light

8 x 10 oil on canvas
I have been spending some time on our sailboat and took some paints along hoping to get some plein air work in. This scene was viewed from the dock beside the boat. The early morning light was great, so I tried to sketch in the lights and darks before the light totally changed and clouds moved in.It was also very windy, so the dock was bouncing around. I got more seasick from the dock than the boat. This took about an hour and a half. I would have liked to work on it some more, but the conditions deteriorated so much, I decided to leave it as is.


Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

this is brilliant Catherine! worth the wee sea sick sacrifice-am glad you stopped when you did-this breathes an enticing energy.. The light rhythm and pattern move beautifully throughout-very cool to see your set up as well

Barbara Muir said...


XO Barbara