This little painting is about working out some brushwork and trying to create interesting focal points all over the painting. I have some figures, some boats, some white paper, some okay brushwork and a fairly quick application of paint. Again we are still in the warming up mode so keep your ego outside of the studio and just paint. I am really trying to follow my own advice and not get too concerned with the details and the sophistication. I can paint but right now I am trying to give everyone good direction. 15 x 22 arches cold pressed paper
First wash of cerulean blue, and new gamboge, cut around the sails.
Bring in the tree, weeds and rocks with new gamboge, raw sienna, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Figures and light filled rocks painted with thioviolet, burnt sienna, and cobalt blue, finish with some light scrapes on the rocks.
Put in dark accents, and finishing details don’t get overly busy.
details of sail boats, keep them loose
figure details, again loose and lively. Have fun paint everyday and good things will happen. Don’t worry about complexity or sophistication, just paint.