|Port Blakely Harbor, 12x24 plein air|
....paintings with water, harbor waters actually. This is one I did last weekend while the weather was very uncertain. Most of it was done before the rain got really heavy but I still had to come back the next day to nail down some details. It's a long piece that was challenging to compose but I think I'd like to try another one.
The pilings are what remains of the town that was here, the posts being the support for the boardwalk and the buildings that rode high above the water. It was the Largest Sawmill in the World for a couple of decades and I've seen pictures of this harbor with wall to wall tall ships loading on the lumber. It stopped when the old growth trees were gone.
|Port Madison, 11x14 plein air|
Originally I painted what I saw which made that far zig zag dock similar in darkness all the way across. Of course that split the painting and prevented the eye from getting out to the far water....so I used a little lighter reddish paint to still represent the dock but give the eye a path to get through. Seems to work.
|Water Shack, 8x10 plein air|
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