With Quiet Work, You Have Nothing to Conceal Behind!

Right here’s a portray recent off the easel: Kingfisher Bay, Morning Gentle.

Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Light, 2023
Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Gentle, 2023

I painted this from a photograph I took on our final journey to Kingfisher Bay. It was 6:24 am on the jetty, with the solar low on the horizon line, and when all of the fantastic pastel colours come out to play. It was a peaceful morning, with just a few ripples and a glassy reflection on the water’s floor. A number of boats had been anchored alongside the shoreline and stayed with the present. It will have been an ideal second to drag out a small canvas and brush and begin portray. However a photograph needed to do.

Quiet topics like this aren’t probably the most technically demanding to color. However they’re difficult within the sense there’s nothing to cover behind. You can’t depend on any inherent complexity of the topic or hanging worth distinction or bursts of vivid colour. All the things is quiet and you will need to strategy the topic with a refined contact. As quickly as you overstep and attempt to do an excessive amount of, the portray received’t work.

I drew inspiration from Fred Cuming’s work for this portray. He was a grasp of capturing the delicate colours and relationships of early morning and late afternoon.

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Comfortable portray!

Dan Scott