Morning sun - Staithes: Plein air

Morning sun - Staithes: Plein air

It is a very atmospheric rendering - like it.

You're not far away Peter, the sky and distant rock is superb. A dry brush with white gouache dragged across the far strip of water would add that sparkle you are after.

Thanks guys, your comments are appreciated. I intend to try and add some 'sparkle' when the painting is dry Alan. Here's hoping.

Sorry Peter, I think I may have the medium wrong, I thought it was watercolour with my bad eyes...

Very atmospheric, Peter

Posted by Holger . on Wed 23 May 20:49:00

Thanks Holger and Sandra, getting the light effect is a goal not often achieved by me!

I'm on a bigger screen now, so am assuming it is oil Peter! I just tend to plaster the white sparkle on when wet, I'm too impatient to wait... A nice piece anyway.

Lovely picture of Staithes

Thanks Ruth, that's very kind. It is a bit of a clichéd view of Staithes but I like it and I'll probably paint it again on my next visit.

Hang on Studio Wall

Trying to capture the sun behind the cliffs and bright light on the water. i'll need to revisit for another try!

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Peter Davison

Trained as a Surveyor so cursed with a background in technical drawing, something that I have striven to overcome with varying degrees of success. Attended drawing classes at an Art College and continued drawing for years before going on to watercolour and now oils. Favourite subjects are boats, theā€¦

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