Acrylic Maine Seascape Painting
Acrylic Maine Seascape Painting Details
This Maine seascape painting depicts a dock with a few shacks and other unidentifiable objects. It's painted with acrylics on 140 lb. archival paper and measures 30H x 22W inches. A photo reference was used which is from a vacation taken many years ago.
The challenge, and reason I painted it, was to see if I could capture the shadows and reflections of the docks in the water. I really liked how this appeared in the image/photo but not sure how it would translate with painting. Plus, docks have always been very difficult when trying to capture the weathered look of piers. Well, for me that is. This painting represents some progress in that area so, I will dig through some more pics to see if I can find a similar set up to paint soon.
What You Need To Know
Here is a rundown of some techniques used in this painting. The sheer love for Maine is something another artist couldn't do unless you feel the same as I do. It was painted over a reject which is why you see some arbitrary colors. Value & tone play a big role as well. And simplifying my subject is always a key since I tend to paint a bit sloppy and details would only clutter the finished piece.