"A Moving Target"
Oil, 8" x 16" on museum quality panel.
$650 with easel display.
One of the problem with painting boats is they seldom "sit still". Of course, the worst thing that can happen is right in the middle of painting an incredible boat ... it sails away (hopefully with its owner). Today, on the second day of Deborah Huse's "painting boats" workshop, we painted all day on the Grand Canal on Balboa Island. I found a wonderful boat but it had to be the only boat in the entire canal that moved and moved and moved. It took me over an hour just to get my drawing down because I would draw and then have to wait about three minutes for the boat to move back to the position that was reflected on my canvas. Within seconds, it moved again ...
It was frustrating and took me FOREVER to finish the painting. But fortunately I was happy with the result. I just bought a new umbrella and it worked perfectly so it was a very beautiful and pleasant sunny painting day!