Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chadwick Park Plein Air

Crab Boat, 6x6" oil
Perfect plein air painting conditions this morning in Chadwick Park.  Most of the tourists have left and we had the place to ourselves.  Fine views of fishing boats across the channel.  Cool breeze, shade, time flew by too fast.  Ended with lunch at the Lock and Key with lovely lady artist friends. 
Have painted this crab boat before, it looks like a mistake from the beginning because of the cabin position near the bow, built that way so the captain can look down and spot the traps.  This scene has a lot more "clutter," had to force myself to simplify.  Liked the orange reflections in the water from the life raft on the boat's roof.

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