Saturday, January 2, 2016

Winter Marsh

Day2 of the 30 in 30 Challenge

I spent New Years Day at the coast. I photographed on Plum Island, walked the beach and had lunch at Bob Lobster. A great day! This was done from one of my reference photos. I plan to do a larger version.

Winter Marsh 5x7

I did sketches and value studies first and concentrated on the big shapes which I blocked in with both warm and cool darks and lights. I used Terry Ludwigs, Gireault and my new set of pastel pencils.


  1. Both of your paintings are really lovely. I like the long shadows across the grass in this one. I like your idea below of working from a sketch. Sometimes that is better than a photo.

  2. Love the muted, quiet palette of this one...wonderful piece!