Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Better Angle: Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival

"Fish House Parking" oil on panel, 12"x16". Photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
Sometimes it's hard to find exactly the viewpoint you're looking for. It was an overcast sky on the final day of painting at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, and Kimberly and I were back at Port Salerno. Looking out into the harbor from the docks by the Fish House Art Center, everything looked a bit flat due to the grey day. I once again went out onto the dock so that I could face the Fish House from the the East and there was the composition I was looking for.

The dark of the building interior perfectly contrasted the lighter value of the catamaran. Adding to it all was the pop of the pink exterior, framing in the darks. It was once again, a very cramped space to work, but worth the effort. - Patrick

"Fish House Parking" in progress. Photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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  1. Definitly worth the effort-I miss painting in FLA-had to give our snowbird winters-physical health reasons-we were in Ft Pierce mid-Atlantic coast area-is that anywhere near Port Salerno?

    1. They are very close. Port Salerno is on 24 miles south of Ft. Pierce.