Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hastings point! I took this photo way back in 2004 I think, of the sunset at Hastings point. We had gone for a drive down there with Tania and her family for a picture shoot, plein air paint for me, and just some good old family get together fun, as we did in those days. I have been meaning to paint it for a long time, but was mystified as to which palette I wanted to use, as the colours in the photo are very subdued and I like them that way.
I had the headache from hell this afternoon, so I lay down for a nap. I started to dream about this painting so when I woke up I went straight down to my studio and painted it. This is a study for a larger painting I am going to do for a competition. 10" x 12" acrylic canvas Zorn Palette except I didn't use the cad red. I only used the black, which in my case was Neutral Tint as I didn't have ivory black, only a cheap tube of lamp black, yellow ochre and white.