Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Plein Group

Today the Plein Air Painters of Maine went to Boothbay Shores to paint.  It's a beautiful scene.  A causeway leads out to a small island called Ocean Island.  There used to be a restaurant out there, but now it's a private home.  Plenty of ocean boulders and ledges, and today the surf was up.

Still it can be a rather dull painting subject.  In the last few years I've livened it up with figures.  Today I invented a couple of fishermen.  I surrounded them with darks and put highlights on their heads and shoulders to make them stand out from the dark surroundings.  The Saunders rough paper I've been experimenting with made indicating the rough textures of the pebbles easier.

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