Canoe on shore. 5x7 oil on panel.
Did this study some days ago from looking at a watercolor of the same scene. For personal reasons it's significant to me in that for the first time since I started painting again in oil I really felt in control of the medium and therefore could paint "the way I paint", as opposed to a perfunctory execution of a subject.
I told myself when I (again) started painting in oils that I'd have to do 200 bad oil paintings to get where I wanted to be. This little study is about number 300. I guess I was optimistic, but whatever, here I am, and happy to be here..
July 14 2009 SF