Monday, August 19, 2013

Chantry Shore

The afternoon sun directed us to paint looking northerly along the rocky shore of Chantry Island. Trees, rocks, flowers and birds were the landscape with the backdrop of American produced haze. Large particulates in the marine inversion dropped the visibility to maybe 6 miles and created a darker, mauve layer on the horizon. We were breathing that air but you couldn’t readily taste the difference – the change in air masses in very gradual. The trick was to get the colours, values and intangible feel of the special place without drawing every leaf. It was a wonderful day at a special place.

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