This is the first paint I've put to canvas in about two weeks and I've missed it.
This boat is part of a demo for an upcoming online workshop on painting water that I'll offer later in the fall. There's a lot of work to go into the workshop yet and I hope I can meet the deadline I've imposed. If not, I'll simply push it forward a couple of weeks.
Here's a short excerpt where I try to paint and talk at the same time. That is so difficult. I'm sure it comes with practice, but I find one or the other takes precedence, leaving its partner in limbo.
Tonight is the loosely blocked in form of the boat. I may alter the palette for the darker sections of water. I used Moonglow, a Daniel Smith oil paint, simply because it was new and I wanted to try it, but its a bit to purple/grey for this piece I think. The experimentation and finding the right palette to ensure success for those following is crucial. Although any palette of colours could be used, I have my own favourites, one being Manganese Blue. Its a perfect blue, reflecting sky in the Atlantic I believe.