Finally, I got back to work on the two views from Red Hook I started a long time ago. Lehigh Valley, aka the Waterfront Museum, started with the original sky I saw - all orange-y brown, but it didn't do anything for the red barge and the great pile of rocks in the foreground. It took some work to get the rocks to look lit up, but not grab all the attention. And, the painting of the cranes... I ended up painting out the leisure boat that was in the foreground. It was grabbing too much attention from the real stars - the blue cranes. Here they are (better views at my website):
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It was hard to get the light areas right because I was standing completely exposed and there was a lot of glare. I will play with that back in the studio. Also, the nice, light breeze there can get gusty! Saw lots of great looking tugboats chug by. Wondering where they dock...
I haven't had the chance to photograph the two paintings, but here are photos of the views I started last week. With the wonderful weather, I was looking for wide-open space by the water, and a break from the Gowanus Canal. I spent all day yesterday working on the two views. The painting of the barge (a.k.a. Waterfront Museum) will reflect the water being at low tide. Just when I thought the moving sun was a challenge! And, after initially putting the power boat in the second (afternoon) painting, I decided to paint it out yesterday.