|"One of a Kind" (oil on panel, 14"x18"). Photo by Kimberly at Saunders Fine Arts.|
Believe it or not, I had never painted a boat en plein air before, and this particular scene called to me. I set up, once again in a shady spot on the shore and dove right in. There's quite a bit to consider when painting a scene like this - the strong shape of the hull, the reflections on the water, and the many shapes in the background created by other vessels. I approached it as I always do, forgetting about what I was painting, and just reacting to values, shapes, and colors.
As I painted, a number of salty characters came up to tell me the same thing - this sailboat is a "one of a kind." Someone had added a rear cabin after it was built, and this raised the bow much higher in the water. I was also repeatedly informed that this particular boat is for sale. Looking around, I noticed that almost every boat is for sale. Is that a thing?
Needless to say, I enjoyed the experience, and Kimberly and I returned to the port a number of times for more paintings which I'll share in upcoming posts.
|In progress shot by Kimberly at Saunders Fine Arts.|