OK, truth be told, I wasn’t going to post this one because once I had finished it and propped it up to look at it, I was a little taken aback by how washed out it seemed. And then I realized it was because all of its values were light to mid-tone. No real darks at all.
It’s true that I was going for a light washed out affect that happens at the beach in the early morning of a soon to be hot day. So maybe I succeeded there.
But ultimately I realized that to make a good painting, you need to know your subject/place well. I don’t know this place, never been there and based it on a highly cropped image found on Unsplash. So the reason I decided to go ahead and post this is because doing so fits in with the spirit of my 100 Skies project – to practice and share what I’ve learned.
The photo that this study was based on was taken by Igor Rodrigues. You can find it on Unsplash here.