Peaches and cream.
Estuary at Sundown Oils on board 6 x 10 inches
Peach violet across the sky brings a warmth to the land. Shallow water picks up the colours and highlights in the Estuary to create a 'mood'.
This painting came from a re-work over a previous seascape. I added the hillside and tree line for interest and I like the glow on the field below the trees. This little study is mainly from my imagination but the scene holds memories of a similar place.
Studio repairs...The original board measured 8 x 10 and my tree line sat around the middle which was not the ideal composition. Did I want the painting to be a skyscape or a landscape? Although the sky was full of light and colour I settled on the Estuary as my main focus to give an impression of space and cropped an inch off the top of the sky.
Now I notice the water line is central. The distant hills do help to lift the overall land versus sky and the zig-zag diagonals up from the bottom lead the eye through the piece. However, I don't like the equal position and it will continue to draw my eye there.
Final repair... the board is cropped again taking another inch off the sky to become a 6 x 10 format.
Second crop...6 x 10 inches
Job done. Time to walk away and let it rest.