Pine sentinels silently stand watch over the rocky shore as sailboats rush in competition under the southern sky. Both rocks and sky are salted into the wet-into-wet first layer of this painting. Dry brushing, color lifting, pen painting and careful brushwork take it to its finish.
Warm low tide. Evening’s cold air. Sea smoke rolls in at day’s end while the dory awaits tomorrow’s venture. Washes with subtle values and careful brushwork pull this image from the mist.
High & Dry … the season ends. And the first work day of repairs comes to a close. This painting leans on strong values: dark against light. How far can we take it? Add texturing for detail and wet-into-wet for the sky’s fading light. This one is fun.