Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shrimp Pots

Shrimp Pots
Alaskan plein air #6
6" x 8" oil on canvas on board
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I've mentioned the challenges of plein air painting, and have mentioned some additional challenges of plein air painting on a boat, ie:  changing light, changing reflections on the water, high glare.  Another one is boat movement.  As the boat sways and rocks slowly with the water, you aren't always aware of this.  But, when you're painting and look up and the shadow right in front of you is different, you just go with what was there!  You can't keep changing light and shadow.

So, in this case, I painted the shadow in right away and didn't change it!

These are the shrimp pots, and shadow, when I started the piece.

This is just a little while later.  I'm still painting.

And this is the shadow just a little bit later still!  I was just about done at this point.  The movement made for challenging painting, but great sleeping.  Just like a baby must feel in a cradle!


martinealison said...

Un véritable défi que de travailler sur un bateau ma chère... J'aime lire votre ressenti à ce sujet. Très joli peinture prise sur le vif et vos photos sont également pleine de surprise.

AutumnLeaves said...

Lovely palette, Pam. Who'd a thunk shrimp pots would make a great composition? I'm with you; I think the waves would have made for a beautiful sleeping situation!

Pam Holnback said...

Martine, Merci beaucoup. Oui, un veritable defi!

Thank you Sherry. You just have to paint what's in front of you!

Celeste Bergin said...

I really like what you did has an abstract quality that is very exciting

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This looks like so much fun, Pam. Bet those fresh shrimp were very tasty!