Monday, July 16, 2007

The Bandstand

This was my final on site painting completed on Sunday afternoon. The weather was very changeable and this scene moved from fog into bright sunlight. I had no burnt sienna to mix with ultramarine as a shadow wash and was forced to use Mars Black which I generally reserve for painting the edges of canvases on the few occasions when I offer a painting unframed. The subject matter is pedestrian, but in self-defense I have to say I had been, by this time, too many hours on public display in an environment that started cold and ended a bit too hot. I had intended to paint in the sailboats which were a part of this scene and may yet do that, although I am ambivalent about this canvas.

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