The development of the final piece starts here . . . .color variation, edge management, texture, shape modifications, color saturations and temperature adjustments . . .until sunset.
The coast can be damp and cold at this time of year. Yesterday, that just wasn't so! It was 75 degrees and gloriously sunny at the water's edge . . .and I couldn't wait to get out and paint. So, I drove 40 miles up the coast, made a dozen stops and took nearly 100 photos (for rainy days!. I finally landed in this little secluded field, freshly planted with artichokes that were so small I nearly stepped on them. And the light was shifting into afternoon, slanted, shadow producing light that was nearly blinding. In a Tee shirt, I was in a hypnotic state. Whadda day it was!!
Ala Peter Yesis, who lives in Omaha, I am offerring up some progress shots of the day. . . . . . . . .......Thought you'd be interested.