Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gloucester Harbor 2

Gloucester Harbor , Massachusetts

    This was the second plein air I did at Gloucester Harbor. Gloucester is a wonderful working harbor with lots of activity . Boats coming and going, sea gulls trying to get a bite while the boats are being unloaded. It is a very exciting place to paint. While simplifying your subject only put in what draws you and what you think will help to make a pleasing painting. Speed is also of the essence when you are trying to paint outdoors. You only have about an hour before the light changes so decide on a plan and go for it. I do find plein air paintings have a spontaneity about them that is hard to capture once you do another one from your study in your studio. 
     This watercolor is 10x13 unframed and painted on Arches watercolor paper. You can purchase it by going on to or emailing me. Have a wonderful day and remember to decide on a plan and go for it . You will be glad you did. 


1 comment:

  1. Diane! Wow this is beautiful! The detail is fine! You make watercolor look effortless! I miss you! Love that you are painting! You are amazing! love love love Ruthie