Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Boatyard, Olcott NY (SOLD)

A painting of a sail boat at Olcott NY
Boatyard, Olcott NY
Chris Breier © 2015
It was particularly hot on the day that I took the reference photo for this painting. Every time I visit, I notice this sailboat sitting in the same spot and I wonder if anyone takes it out on the water.

I was pleased with how the sky turned out, I painted clean water onto portions of the sky and then painted “wet into wet” to achieve the soft color transitions in the clouds. Foliage can be a trap; it’s better to represent the leaves with broad brush strokes with rough edges instead of trying to paint each individual leaf.

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