What to do when it’s pouring rain outside (suppose to continue for another seven days), just keep right on painting . . .
Anchored in the Cove is an oil pastel (11 x 8.5) painted on black heavy textured cardstock paper. Mainly OPs brands Senneliers and Holbeins were used in this painting as well as tools – painters knife, tortilium and a razor for shaping and scraping. While the black paper was used to give the cove woodsy area depth, I don’t particularly like it when using whites and yellows with OPs – very difficult to layer in thick coatings without seeing through the paint. This was the dilemma with the boat, I would have rather used some other colors for white – but it was good experience, learned a thing or two and I’ll leave it at that.
This scene reminded me of the cove back in Maine at the end of our street. Maine coves are usually heavily wooded with big boulders stretching to the water line and often times you’ll see boats resting in the cove. This boat in the painting is pretty typical of the type for the local fishermen, the yellow in the boat window is their “rain slicker” as they are called in Maine (raincoat). I’ve got mine on this week!!
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The reference image was from Linda Willason a fine photographer with pmp.
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