Second day painting on location in Tofino, Vancouver Island. Nice day. Dull. No sun to worry about. Same light on palette, on supports and on subject. But then need to push the final colour a bit to give it punch.
|Initial water mixable pencil sketch on clear primed linen 11x14|
|Acrylic markets for final sketch of shapes and placement|
|Diox Purple and Magenta mixed for dark red underpainting|
|letting underapainting dry on rocks|
|Begin sketch of second piece while first drying|
|Violet underpainting of second painting|
|Back to first painting while second drying and wipe down with magenta|
Working in opaques on first and beginning second
First rough-in of each
Day was flat and colourless so had to invent and play with adding colour to the shapes.
|Tofino Sketch I 11x14|
|Tofino Sketch 11|
Final pieces. Total time just over two hours.
Cute anecdote. I dragged my umbrella and acrylic cart along the beach from the RV to where I was painting. On the way back my hands were covered in paint and I was tired and grubby. Dragging my equipment along through the sad a cute little guy with an Aussie accent came up to me and asked " Hi mister. Are you a homeless person?"