I have some dogs waiting to be painted but it's fun to stretch and explore other subjects. The current nautical theme is my attempt to hang on to summer as long as I can.
This painting was an exploration of the bold transparent colors. The original plan was to tone them down with the opaques but I always worry about over-painting and ending up with a mess. Each attempt is a learning experience and sometimes knowing when to stop is the hardest lesson learned. (although I just might have to go back and clean up the green that has snuck into the fence)
This past summer I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Colley Whisson at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT. Colley is an Australian artist