“OLD DOCK AT ALBANY BULB.”
Here’s my latest plein air painting effort, “OLD DOCK AT ALBANY BULB.” I managed to choose one of the most challenging, intricate subjects for a plein air painting- disintegrating architecture. The dock was full of rotting crossbeams, broken pilings, and shards of old concrete. An additional challenge came into play as the day progressed- the tide went out. This caused the water level to drop, and suddenly, all my careful sighting measurements based on the height of the pilings became irrelevant. I am now quite used to changing light conditions- that’s a given with this type of painting. But the drop in water level was something I hadn’t anticipated. All in all, I feel that despite the challenges I made a worthwhile study. Even managed to get the palette knife in there for some interesting textures. More to come!