Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday Group

Here in Maine, we're expecting three straight days of 90 degree heat.  So the Wednesday Plein Air group painted at Grimes Cove at Ocean Point today.  I found a shady spot where I could catch a little breeze. 

Rocks are hard to paint.  Folks who haven't really looked at Maine rocks sometimes paint them round and soft looking.  I always look for the angular structure and hard edges to define their hardness.  Also, I also look for ways to link the shadows.  Colors go from warm to cool, so finding ways to place blues next to burnt siennna heightens the color quality.

Now I'm going to retreat to my dock with a cold drink to await the sea breeze that comes with the change of tide.

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