Paintings from an East Bay group of landscape artists working outdoors.
Debris at the Alameda Ferry
I think most of us were interested in the wreckage found on the shores of this beach. Luckily, I had the acrylics that day and this allowed me to make innumerable corrections as I sought the best composition. The water and sky in this 20 x 24" painting were flat when I went home. I finished from memory. Like Karen, I started out blocking all of the values in one color and then moved on to the various hues. After I photographed the painting the reds and yellows did not show, so I manipulated the levels in Photoshop to resemble the original painting. Rebeca