Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Try, Try Again


This is the ruin of the Yulee Sugar Mill in Homosassa Springs.  I pass through here every year and spend the night at a small resort on the banks of the Homosassa River where Winslow Homer painted.  And almost every year I paint the ruins.  Until this year, I have never been even close to satisfied with the result. 

I think the difference was in defining the building shape first and then glazing the shadow shapes in one pass.  I also eliminated many of the details that had confounded my previous efforts.  Simplify, simplify, simplify. 

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