Today, one of the things we talked about was going out to paint with a specific purpose. You really don't want to paint without direction, because that's the surest way to go in no direction at all. There are three reasons to go out painting:
- To create a finished work or a piece that can be finished either in the studio or in one or more additional outdoor sessions;
- To gather reference material for a studio piece; or
- To build your painting skills.
For this 9x12 pastel, I was most interested in capturing the sense of light. It was a warm, bright morning, and the shadows containing bounced light were almost hot! This is one of the many private piers around Bernard.
"Bernard Pier" 9x12, pastel