Friday, September 11, 2020

Cape beach sculpture

 Not sure what this totemic assemblage signifies, but it was a worthy challenge to depict in watercolor. I had brought along a chopped down clip board along with a tripod, and realized I could C-clamp them together to make a nifty watercolor workstation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 Day two at Cape. Work in progress - oil painting of dunes and distant houses from our porch. 

1. Current state 

2. Set up and ready to paint. 

3. Initial sketch, tape cropping to root 2 rectangle.

4. Starting to find the dark accents.

5. Blocking in the middle values, connecting the darks. 

6. Starting the sky, restating the darks. 

7. Me at work

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


 First day on Cape Cod. This seagull came to visit - they may have been interested in my chicken salad. Nice contre jour effect against the late afternoon sun.