Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"At the Lobster Dock" watercolor & ink 6 x 9

I added some color into my recent sketch of lunch up in East Boothbay Harbor at The Lobster Dock as I continue to explore this painting idea.  Though our trips there were over a decade ago, I can remember exactly what the day felt like, the temperature, the still, humid air, the mixed scents of salt water and lobster boiling, and the shimmer over the harbor as we waited for lunch.  I'm enjoying exploring the past, and have learned a few things for when I make this into an oil painting.  I would make a few shifts so that the umbrella seems to be casting more of a shadow below it... to convey more of the need for the shelter it created.

I'll keep you posted as I continue to explore.  Thanks for looking.


1 comment:

  1. This is just fabulous and I love that you are doing a painting of your daughter. This works so perfectly in watercolor and I'm having a hard time picturing it in oils! Can't wait to see it!