I like to paint some larger pieces on site, so when I flew to Charleston on a painting trip I bought a few big canvases at the local art store. This painting is 24×36″ which is big but can still be comfortable for me. What made this more of a challenge was using my smallest EasyL pochade box for an easel and standing on a narrow and slightly rickety dock to get the composition I wanted. After I started the painting fisherman showed up and were walking past me to get to their boats, and I still can’t believe they didn’t kick me off the dock. But thankfully, I was able to finish this up before the wind got too strong or the fisherman got annoyed. I like the shapes of these shrimp boats to begin with, but when I saw this view of the stern of these two parked together I really wanted to paint the view looking into all of their rigging and nets. It’s also tough to paint a mostly front-lit scene, but I really liked the way the lighting brought out the different colors of white in the boats’ hulls. This painting, along with all of the others from my recent trip to South Carolina, is on display at Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston.
Posted on Monday April 21, 2014 | No Comments