Saturday, July 19, 2008

Just Sketching

Last weekend, during my workshop in Eastport, I told students that sometimes you run into a scene that might be too ambitious for your energy level. At such a time, a better option than creating a finished painting is a simple sketch.

We ran into just such a situation one afternoon at the Eastport Boat School. The number of old boats in dry dock and in various stages of renovation seemed overwhelming. I picked out a sardine carrier, The Medric, which was built in the 1920s. Her lines and color were beautiful with the late afternoon light.

There were plenty of other boats keeping her company, but I decided to zoom in and capture her alone.

"The Medric"
5x7, oil, en plein air

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