Just a little abstract quickie I did today for an art show next week. I will probably fine tune it a bit but basically I don't want it to be too "real" looking. 2/11/15: Realized I left off the top of the upright guitar so I had to add that back in. Amazing what you see once you post your work!!! The frame shadow is running down the left side since I took photo after it was framed.
Finished this today! It's amazing how the overall color changes depending on what time of day you photograph your painting. I snapped this at around 5:15 p.m. and the tone looks totally different from the block in yesterday around 3 or 4 p.m.
This is after my initial block in of the catamarans. I have much more detail to add - like the masts - which are shown reflected in the puddle of water but not in the main part of the painting. The reflection is actually why I was attracted to this scene. I think I can hopefully finish in one more session.