Boats in Nantucket
|Boats in Nantucket, 10X10 in, o/l|
Available on Etsy
|Initial sketch from reference photograph|
The water looks green under the shadows of the little houses on the pier. A good contrast to the red boat.
I sketched the scene from my photo reference. After this, I made some compositional changes, mainly I reduced the space between the boats so there is an overlap. I simplified the background poles and logs, so the focus is on the boats. The ripples in the foreground water add a nice path for the viewer to enter the painting.