Saturday, April 23, 2011
Blinded by the light
Sayville waterfront. Last Wednesday evening the Patchogue sketch group met at the Sayville waterfront. Unfortunately I was at the wrong side and missed my artist friends. I did the watercolor sketches from my car. There really wasn't much sun light, but the glare of the sky blinded me to everything in the foreground. I continued to sketch and then decided to look to the right and sketch the scene away from the light. Great idea until a car pulled up and blocked my view.
Determined to do an oil from my watercolor sketch, I didn't take a digital photo. The only thing I can say about this painting , is, I kept my promise and didn't work from a photo. In doing this I learned that the first impression is the best. My oil is lacking in so many ways. I tried to recapture the scene that I remembered from that evening. I didn't succeed this time, but I will eventually. All in all I am loving this new adventure that is before me and it is great fun. Happy painting to all. I wish you all a very Happy Easter.