Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Tied Up" - SOLD

On the second morning painting in Maine the sun came out. We were thrilled, especially since all the reports called for more rain. I painted this little boat tied up in front of a dock. I really loved the little red lifesaver, and the light relfecting around inside the boat.
I got a lot out of seeing Colin's references - seeing what he painted and how he painted it. One thing I saw him do on a cloudy afternoon was to lighten the values. I realized that while it is VERY important for all the values to be accurate, they only have to be accurate relative to each other. If you lighten everything a notch, they still relate and "read" if you will. So for this one I tried that just a little, which allowed me to play more with the colors.

7 comments:

Bobbi Heath said...

Carol, you did this beautifully! That little boat looks so happy, I want to go for a ride. And I've been thinking about your point about lightening everything up, as Colin did on that overcast day. A good lesson for all of us who have "fear of white", of which I am one.

Bobbi Heath said...

And I forgot to say, the pier is pretty spectacular in this painting. It makes s super backdrop for the boat.

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Nice work!
Congratulations!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I really like the way you painted this little boat! And happy you had fun painting in Maine - Colin's a doll, I took a workshop with him last year, and it was a good one. I hope you enjoyed painting boats - we don't see that too often from you!

Lisa Daria said...

Your technique of lightening the values worked well - good thinking, can't wait to try it!

Judie Stang said...

We met Colin Page at the Door County Plein Air Festival. He has "rock star" status up there as he made cover of this year's festival booklet. He was a delight to watch! his unconventional looks and incredible talent is a great mix. Why not apply to the Festival next year? Check with Colin about it. I think he will tell you it is
financially worthwhile! It would be great to see you both in action!

Roxy with the Moxy said...

Carol, thank you for all of your helpful comments... for all of us who are paying close attention, they give us valuable insights that we might have missed, and also great ideas to try in our work ! thanks again !!