Two views of waterPosted: June 27, 2012
I have been looking at a lot of water lately as I painted at different yacht clubs and marinas for the past few weeks. I find that I often overwork the water and it loses its freshness. One of the reasons I didn’t post my first sketch from yesterday was that I messed up the water by painting a big area with a wash that was too dry (there’s nothing worse than dry-looking water!). Today I decided to tackle it head-on by choosing a spot at the Baie d’Urfé Town Hall where I faced the pond in the foreground and the lake in the distance. Of course I placed my chair carefully so as not to incur the wrath of the red-winged blackbird who tried to peck out my eyes last week. And then I spent a good long time just looking at the colours and the values of both the lake and the pond.