What a great place to paint! So many options it was hard to choose until I saw this scene, when I couldn't take my eyes from it. It was a great sky day too, I wanted to do some cloud studies but this scene won!
It was Sunday morning, and the sailing club was a hive of activity, lots of families and all different sail boats were casting off from this area. I pin pointed one boat I liked the shape of especially against the dark brick background. see pic no.3.
I painted at the end of a pontoon, a little hazadous because of the boarded gaps which my equipment could easily fall through.
This is my set up and the beginning stages.
I had to quickly get the yacht in before if moved, they had 5-10 mins of sorting themselves out before they set sail.
Loved painting this, a great day, and a great subject!
I'm off to Spain with husband tomorrow for 9 days, and hope to paint and post on the blog out there...
This is a lovely, lovely painting - a great painting in fact!ReplyDelete
All the elements are there and so reminiscent of the French en plain air painters of the 19thC.