Friday, June 24, 2011

Back to the Basics

                                                                 Cosy Harbor, Southport
Sometimes I actually take my own advice.  On Wednesday, I painted with the Plein Air Painters of Maine at Cosy Harbor.  When faced with so many details on location, I decided to make a painting based on values, with  much less emphasis on color.  I also settled on a time honored practice of watercolorists: I started with the farthest, lightest landmass and moved forward in values.  I reduced the number of boats to three.  And I minimized the value contrast in the foreground.  Simplify, simplify, simplify.

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