I can never get too far away from the boats and the water when it comes to painting. I sat around for about an hour this evening, trying to figure out what I wanted to paint this time around and had all kinds of ideas, but nothing that jumped out at me. I checked out the challenges at Daily Paintworks to see if there was something there to inspire me, but it didn’t work. Lots of great challenges and ideas, just nothing I felt like painting.
I started clicking through my reference photos and saw a few that looked good to me, but then found one that grabbed me and I knew that this was the one. I liked the complimentary color scheme of this one and wanted to see how it would translate to the canvas, err, I mean to the board. By complimentary I mean that if you were to look at a color wheel and see colors directly across the wheel from each other, those are complimentary. In this case, the two predominant colors were blue and orange.
I pulled out a couple of palette knives, squeezed out some paint and went to it. And this is the result. I will call this one Fiery Sunset.
8×10 inch oil painting on gesso board.