Lonely Boat on the Beach – Evolution of a painting

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The painting depicts a sailboat resting on the beach, on a calm summer midday. The intention with this painting was to be able to give a feeling of open air and space with lots of light, like you get on an open beach at mid-morning or early afternoon. In order to achieve this I had to use very light colors. This is always tricky because if you just add white you risk lowering your color values too much and losing the vibrance of the overall painting. So I decided to patiently mix several combinations of colors from my primaries, forcing myself to not use white in the sky and ocean (later I used white to add some clouds in the sky and some highlights in the ocean waves).

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