|The mudflats. Oil on hardboard. 18 x 12". 2012|
same location, different day....
The challenge this week over at The Artist Playroom was "In your own backyard"... although not technically right in my backyard - this is pretty close! We love to take the dogs for a walk along the bay. This location is only a 5 - 10 min walk from home, and you can walk right around the bay. At high tide there are small boats bobbing on the water, and you often see the ferry's going across to the islands. At low tide there are the long stretches of mud flats, which are just as appealing to me - interesting patterns, and glimmers of light.
Not as much fun to walk on - especially with small, white, fluffy pooches! (we only did that ONCE!)
I painted this oil yesterday, using a palette knife - my first use of a palette knife for a whole painting. The oil is on pretty thick, and it was colder and rainy yesterday morning, so it's still very wet! Will be interesting to see how long it takes to dry, as I didn't use any mediums - just straight paint.
On a different note I loved all the comments and feedback to my sketches last friday 'Sketching and Painting" , really made my weekend!
AND of course ( it just occurred to me!) this is soo Paint Party Friday - happy PPF!
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