Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunset at Rocky Harbor

Sunset at Rocky Harbor

What intrigued me in this view was the bright, silvery reflection in the water. The photograph I had taken (below) did not capture the colors well, so I painted them partially by memory. I stayed with a limited palette, this time: ultramarine, yellow ochre and alizarin crimson.
Today I also sketched a couple of other landscapes from Newfoundland, so hopefully I have time to paint them in the next few days.

5 comments:

Lydie said...

You've captured the atmosphere, good job Blagga !

Judy said...

The light is beautiful! I love the colours, amazing what you can achieve with a limited palette!

Irina said...

I am with Lydie, it is so atmospheric, breathing and colorful.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Lydie!

Thank you, Judy! Even though it is a bit counter-intuitive, having only one way to achieve a given hue and value simplifies things for me. I'm not good with choices, it slows me down and I make some wrong impulsive decisions. But using only the three basic colors gives me a bit of a hard time with the darks. So maybe I'll add burnt umber to the palette next time.

Thank you, Irina, I'm glad you like it!

cathy said...

Blaga really great landscapes with wonderful light and color. Such a limited palette,amazing