Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tranquility at Sunrise/ Sanibel Island
6 x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
underneath, pencil sketch
Oh! It is so good to be back painting! We returned late last night after a glorious mini vacation in beautiful Sanibel Island. I fell in love with the Ding Darling Refuge: still water, reflections, birds and a feel of tranquility. I did sketches, kept color notes and took photos. It felt so weird not to paint! This is the refuge at early morning, just after sunrise.
My goal- dynamic composition with bold shapes, but within those shapes I wanted to play with the contrast of warm and cool, especially in the dark masses.
Thank you friends for all your comments and notes while I was gone. Thank you also to my new subscribers and followers, I appreciate all your support!