Wednesday, February 25, 2009


"Provincelands", 2008
Pastel on Strathmore charcoal paper, 10" x 21"

This painting of the sand dunes along Route 6 in Provincetown, MA was done using my reference photo.
The water's surface is a challenging exercise. Reflections appear where the water is flat and undisturbed by the breeze, but the reflections lack some detail. Lights appear darker and darks appear lighter in the reflection. I try to paint what I see when I look at the scene and the reflections, not what I know to be water.

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