Workshops: Rockport, Maine Day 10 “Rockport Harbor”

Today when we arrived at the harbor it was socked in with fog, everything vanished into the beautiful grey of fog.  I waited until the fog lifted and a few boats appeared and I painted this scene as quickly as possible.  By the time I had finished the sky was blue and it was a crystal clear sparkly Maine day.  What a wonderful place to paint.  The grey I used was burnt sienna and ultramarine blue with a hint of raw sienna in the upper part of the sky.   This gives the impression of light filtering through the fog.  DSC_0005I love the scene looking across the canal and up the hill into Rockport Village.  I made sure that I used the path to lead into the village without it being too much of a contrivance.  I was most taken by the lovely green trees and how they highlighted the roofs and porches of the building.  I really tried to keep this painting simple although it does seem to have an overly complicated feeling.  It was mighty busy and I think I toned it down a lot.


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  • Christine GacharnaSeptember 13, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about the top painting — the light coming through the fog, the swirl of the water, the boats…what a beautiful watercolor!ReplyCancel

    • SteveSeptember 14, 2013 - 4:14 pm

      why thank you the weather was a real challenge this workshop, but at least I got to air out the atmospheric approach.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa TilleyDecember 28, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    I like watching your tutorials and it has really helped me to be more expressive. Thank you!ReplyCancel