Workshops: Rockport, Maine Day 2 “Glen Cove”

Day Two:  Waiting for the group to come and get started, I painted in the local rest stop on Glen Cove a wonderful peaceful little inlet.  The weather started off very cloudy and foreboding, fog in fog out, but then it brightened and made the weather forecasters wrong.  Both paintings are simple subjects and I tried to keep them that way just the atmosphere and weather 3 to 4 big shapes and controlled color and only the necessary details.I used a pretty broad palette although it looks pretty basic, I was using Hansa yellow deep, light, new gamboge, cobalt and cerulean blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna, cobalt violet and Thalo yellow green to add some brightness to the foreground.  All of the paint was applied with a number 16 round.

Reference photo of the overcast scene, I had to shorten the land mass and change a few of the proportions.

Much more simple palette here, cobalt and cerulean blue, cobalt violet, burnt sienna and thalo yellow green for the flashes of sea weed.

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  • Susan Crave RosenSeptember 2, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    I sailed for 30 years with my husband and kids……these are so reminiscent of resting at anchor on Long Island Sound and New England. You have certainly captured what it feels like!!ReplyCancel