Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Severn River Skipjack

 Work in progress. Puttering around in my studio I discovered an old photograph I took a few summers ago of a skipjack moored off Main Pier on the Severn. In the setting sun the white boat was a warm pink. I was also  attracted to the violet sky. I like using  a photograph  if I want to focus on mixing certain color experiments. I pushed the colors a bit to bring out violets and warm  pinks. Actually it was a very grey, overcast, humid, hot day. Still have to go back and work on ropes and reflections. I've been attracted to skipjacks since I was a boy and I came across an old derilict in a back creek. I used to play pirates on it. 11x14 pastel on light blue sanded paper.