I approached this painting from a completely different
angle. I am very fortunate that the views from my studio
are stunning to say the least. One afternoon this week I
was sitting having a coffee and enjoying the view from my
balcony and noticed the late afternoon light sparkling
on the bay almost three miles away. Not for the first time
I grabbed my binoculars and began studying the scene
and thought I need to paint this. Rather than set up my
whole kit I grabbed a small canvas loaded a brush with
my usual mix of thinner and oil paint for the preliminary
sketch and sat back down outside and began sketching
using the binoculars. Then back in the studio I began
to paint going back outside to look at the scene again
from time to time through the binoculars.
Not sure how many others have done this
but it was a first for me.
Oil on canvas 6 x 8.
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