|Boats on the Avon, Summer evening 12"x10" oil on board|
It took me a while to find a good spot because first I had to make sure the boat wasn't going anywhere ( I found other attractive boats scenes before but the owners warned me they were about to go).
|Close-up of the water reflections|
What caught my eye was indeed the beautiful reflections of light on the water and the contrast with the dark boat in the shade. I also love the patches of green that get brighter and brighter as they disappear in the distance.
As I was painting, I got several nice comments from people passing by, but one of them was a little bit weird. A lady came closer to have a look and said "Well... that's... interesting" (which we all know is a way to avoid saying that we don't like it!) and she continued "Do you find it relaxing? It's a nice hobby isn't it?" which sounded a bit like "It might not be great but at least you enjoy it - have you ever tried knitting?"
Or maybe I'm just being a bit too sensitive?;)
|Not sure why I only used the right side of my palette??|