Thursday, September 19, 2013
Rockport Harbor, 7x9
I just returned from Maine.....
....where I met a bunch of talented artists, hung about the art galleries, chain sawed my way out the driveway (there is a story there) and learned a lot from Colin Page, one of those handful of painters I would call masterful. More on all that later.
I did some drawings and especially enjoyed the relaxation of doing this one, as it allowed me to get 'into the zone'. I took some progress shots which I'll have in the new version of my book 'Value Sketching With Markers' which I've been promising will come out soon for too many months....so it has to happen pretty quick.
There were a number of ways this could have gone but I liked the double masted boat up on blocks and chose to have the shadow line move the eye into that area. I didn't make it up, all that shadow was there...but it was also other places so it got subdued. One example is the shadow under the foreground ramp was just as dark but I made it slightly less so to reduce its significance. Ditto for some other parts.
This art thing can be a lot of fun...and I do enjoy those markers.