I started this plein air painting back on May 28th and finished most of it the following week. Boats are always a challenge, but I really got a kick out of the deck with the straw umbrella on top. I'm happy with the overall color harmonies (blue and orange), but there are definitely some design mistakes (the mast looks too centered on the umbrella) and the background doesn't recede enough. I think I did a good job making it look nicer than it really was, though. The boats were actually sitting in mud.
On Becoming "Good" . . .
1 year ago