Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I don't usually post photo reference of plein air pieces, but I thought this was a fun juxtaposition. Along with some of the other fellows in the Design Dept. at Blue Sky, I participated in a fundraising plein air paint-out this past weekend for the Rye Arts Center, and it was a lot of fun. We were able to paint at the American Yacht Club, which is where this piece was done, and I haven't done much marine painting before, so it was a great challenge. The light was in and out, but I just couldn't pass up this awesome blue boat. I would say that the photo ref is darker than the actual scene, and the photo of the painting is probably skewing a little light. But it sold Saturday night at the auction, so it's only a guess.