Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ghost in North River

North River, 20"x20" Oil on Canvas
I'm noting this stage only because this photograph reveals the grasses that I painted out yesterday.  I don't see this in the original.  But, I'm thinking it will eventually reveal itself and must be painted over again.  Also, I've lightened the remaining foreground grasses.  

Monday, January 21, 2019

North River

North River, Marshfield, 2019 Oil on Canvas, 20"x20"
I removed the grasses in the center of the foreground.  I thought it would work better to lead the eye up and through the canvas to the horizon line if that space was opened.  Those remaining grasses need work.  Darker?  Lighter?  I might repeat the color of the ochre grasses in the background.  

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Work in Progress of North River

North River, 24" x 24", Oil on Canvas
The deep cold set in about 3 weeks ago.  Very few days and no nights have been above freezing.  As such, even the brackish and salt water are now freezing.  The North River in Marshfield, MA empties into Massachusetts Bay.  Parts of the River are a Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. It is primarily a habitat for striped bass and bluefish.  This painting references a photo by Emily Katherine taken in November when ice was just beginning to form. Work still remains in the foreground.