Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I posted a watercolour sketch of this painting a while ago. This is an oil version, 8x6 ins on linen canvas, on board. My apologies for the photo. Anyway, it's of a man fishing from the shoreline, standing precariously on rocks. I used a lot of texture to try and convey the lapping seawater and the rough rocks. The figure is back lit, always a challenge in its own way to try and get the tones right in the figure, especially as this man was wearing dark clothing of similar tone and colour. It was the hat that did it for me here.