Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Boat on Matanzas Bay-Plein air

Boat on Matanzas Bay, St. Augustine, 8x10, oil on canvas

I got up early this morning and walked down to the sea wall on Matanzas Bay, in the heart of St.Augustine's historic district. The light was grayish golden and everything in the water and on the far island (Anastasia Island) was backlit and in sillouette. So I captured the moment and luckily only had a short walk back to the Inn where I'm staying, as the heat is dreadful! I could not crop the photo of the painting, since I am away from home, but hopefully you get the idea!

Here's the scene I painted, editing out the foreground boat. The lighthouse is on the far shore to the far left, and can just be seen.

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