Monday, July 30, 2012

When Color Is King

Sorry I've been away.  Between the rain and company, I let the painting time get away from me.  This morning, however, was beautiful:  sunny, 75 degrees, slight sea breeze out at Hendrick's Head Lighthouse.

Because I've done this subject so many times, I keep looking for ways to re-invent the scene.  Using arbitrary colors seems to be the solution to so many of my painting problems these days. 

Wetting the paper before sailing in with some pure colors and letting them blend on the page makes me happy!  Then it's just a matter of "finding" the rocks, adding some waves and adding some details to the lighthouse.

Color is the attraction even more so than the actual scene!

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