Painting in a boatyard

It was a cool, grey day.  Some friends and I popped over to a local boatyard to paint.  It was an interesting place and full of local history.  I walked around a bit.  Looks different from this side, usually I am sketching this location from the other side of Patchogue River.  I decided on this old building…..I wanted to do the whole building but it worked better this way.  As I was painting it, my friend Joan informed me that this was the restroom section of the building….niiiccee….so here is my painting of the potties…..

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  1. Potty or not, this is gorgeous! Again, your textures are just amazing! I mentioned that I took a pastel class once but my teacher’s examples didn’t look nothing like yours. Basically what I’m trying to say is that I didn’t know you could do all that with pastels. Your roofs, walls, and windows are rustic and full of colors and depth. The grasses and stairs are also amazing!! I don’t know if you teach but you should! Fantastic job! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Carol. I use a variety of sanded pastel papers and the sanded papers make the difference. I painted the board in the studio first with burnt sienna acrylic paint and then used it for this painting. In order to get the texture, you have to scumble the layers from dark to light.

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