Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 13 x 19 inches
I painted this one at Patchings Festival on the last day, when I was one of the guest artists. I finished it off in the studio today.
the gorgeous receding light on the boat was the initial hook for the painting, but the gorgeous, squelchy mud with puddles of water with reflected blue sky, complemented it perfectly. With the posts in the foreground at jaunty angles, the composition was complete.
The Pastel medium seemed an obvious choice and I think it worked quite well, getting down the elements fairly quickly.