February 15, 2012
Dutton Bright | 12” x 12” | In Studio
So last week I posted some plein air sketches painted on location at Dutton Island. It was a stunning spot and this time of year it’s a dark autumnal palette. I thought the paintings were maybe a little dark when I got them into the studio but they had something I liked, a moody feeling about them. Florida can be so over saturated with light sometimes that this time of year it’s a short season to capture those open marsh scenes in the Autumn Colors. Back at the studio working from the sketches and reference photo’s I had fun pushing the color and simplifying the view. Getting the knife out and letting the thick buttery oil paint do the work. Before you know it spring is knocking on the door!!