Monday, August 27, 2012

"Marina View", plein air, 9x12, oil o canvas panel-Marina, harbor, St. Augustine, Camachee Marina, boats, plein air

"Marina View", plein  air, 9x12, oil o canvas panel

We had a short stay in St. Augustine this past weekend and stayed in a room that overlooked the Camachee Marina. We have stayed in many different places in St. Augustine before , but never before on Camachee Island, which is just a 5 minute drive from the historic area, and away from the traffic and crowds. Although Isaac spoiled much of Sunday and Monday for us, we did have a lovely day on Saturday. The Inn at Camachee Harbor where we stayed had a wonderful view of the marina and the sunset views over the harbor are quite lovely as well.

I started this painting on our balcony on Sunday morning and as you can see it was an absolutely perfect day.

 But although I intended to finish it today, the scene was quite different-gray, foggy and pretty dismal. Every time I tried to photograph the painting  the lens of my camera would fog up from the humidity and as fast as I wiped it, it would fog up again. I finished it anyway and might try to do a larger studio painting eventually.  I wanted to challenge myself with a complicated view and this certainly fit the bill what with all the boats and perspective involved.

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1 comment:

Aiesha said...

I love this.The perspective, colors and sense of weather are all wonderful.

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