Monday, October 8, 2012

Definitely better

This composition really needs something on the right; it did look empty when I took out the awful little house. I looked for some photo reference of boatyards, thinking I could maybe put part of another boat in that corner, but I didn't find anything really suitable.

However, I found some photo reference for a very simple building, which was mostly in shade —that's one of the tricky parts of this painting, it's a very low morning light coming from the right.

I had to raise the horizon to allow room for the building to sit farther away and fit into the scene, and also returned to the turquoise color for the water.

1 comment:

  1. I think that little building works perfectly - it gives a sense of space and distance, and provided the balance you were looking for!


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