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02 October 2009

Ascending Sun, Returning Tide done

Oil on REALLY coarse linen. At first I wondered if the texture was too much as I'm generally not too generous with the paint. But, I like the texture quite a lot. 30x36

These boats turn so much with the tides and the shadows change so much with the hours, I wanted to do another. Below is the first progress shot of Fan Out. More tomorrow.


Melanie Sherman said...

I like the finished product. Reminds me of the Truckee River. Are the boats moored there, over a river bed filled with gold? Makes me want to rush out and buy a donkey and some equipment to pan gold and set out to strike it rich.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Thanks, Mel. It was the shallowness of the water and the look of the bottom that drew me to this group of boats. Over and over and over. You poor writers don't really get to write the same story over and over, do you? With just a change of direction or time of day...
I like the 'river bed full of gold' idea.