Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
16 x 12
We have a rare opportunity to paint at the Newport Aquarium. Early in the morning, when there aren't too many visitors, is the best time to paint at the fish tanks. A big old rockfish keeps returning to this spot to pose for me. It takes a while to adjust the eyes to painting in this dim light. So much the opposite to the problem of painting in sunlight.
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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