Saturday, 5 March 2011

Boatyard


The painting above is one of a boatyard on the Island of Corfu. Much of the work is done as it has been for many years. Boats are pulled out of the water on wooden slips and worked on in the open air.


As Alex has worked in a Boatyard as a marine engineer she is always interested in these places. I find them fascinating for the shapes and contrast they bring to the landscape. I painted this picture is an Impressionistic Style because I thought the light suited it. I put a ground of sienna and crimson over first and then painted over it fairly quickly. Ther isn’t much attention to detail only really in the areas of the shape of the boats and the shadow.


Today I did a watercolour and Alex read for a change.

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