Friday, December 30, 2011

Gull cottage sketch

                                                  12"x16" Oil on linen

Some months back, I posted a larger painting of this subject.  I like this small sketch better.  It's an old farmhouse with a water tower perched on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Pacific.   Now it is a gift shop.  Every artist who sees it wants to paint it, and many do.  The only problem is that morning light leaves everything you see in deep shadow, and much of it's appeal is gone.   Bacause of that, I come back in late afternoon, and still have to manipulate the light a bit' to get the feeling I want.   Still fun!     Mike

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