Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Cape Cod Boats"

Oil   8"x10"   Canvas Board   NFS

These boats were pulled up on the shore of a little inlet near Chatham, MA, the location of a workshop I took with Charles Sovek a few years ago. Having set up my easel with the rest of the class on the beach, I first painted the boats at anchor out in the bay. Then, I couldn't resist this group of colorful craft bunched together just above the tide line. The sun was high in the sky so the contrast in values isn't very pronounced. This was only the second plein air painting I had done in years, and I was pretty pleased with the colors and the fresh, loose quality of the brushstrokes.

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved this one! Your blog looks awesome!