Tuesday, September 11, 2012
End of Summer
"End of Summer", 6 x 8, oil on linen panel
We are taking care of boat things in a marina north of Newport RI. There are a lot of boats hauled out awaiting their repairs or just hanging out for a while which makes for great plein air subject matter. This old fishing trawler caught my eye right away. I think it's one of the "hanging out" boats: it's been sitting there a while. The colors in this painting are a light brighter than my usual palette. I grabbed my paint bag not realizing I had taken several tubes of paint out a few days ago. I was left with cad yellow, yellow ochre, quinacridone red, transparent red oxide and prussian blue. I rarely use prussian blue. It is a very strong pigment and can take over the entire palette if not used carefully. I kind of like the pure color in this but I would like to do another version with my more complete palette to grey it down a bit. I'll post a second version if I get to it in the next day or so.