Tuesday 22 February 2011

early morning, late winter - 20x16"

Yes, yes, another start..........this actually began as a portrait commission but, after I layed in the faces, I realized that the canvas was too large for the portrait. Since, I like to do my preliminary lay in with a mixture of burnt sienna and ultramarine on a bright white ground, I had to use it fast so began this instead. This scene is of North Tiverton, RI and I see it all the time.......it was a little duller than this until they painted the building in the foreground a rich reddish maroon (they are renovating). The area is quite boring in mid-day light but is very interesting early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

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