This month it was Micks turn (www.thepaintingstruggle.blogspot.com/ ) to pick the subject and this is the one he chose.
Milford Sound - New Zealand
A pretty dramatic scene which typifies Micks love of coastal and seascape subjects. Not one of my favourite subjects I must admit and one I find difficult nevertheless need must.............
16" x 12" Fabriano Artistico Extra White Not
As you can see I pretty much stuck to the original photograph, other than the sky. I used a limited palette with Cobalt Blue for the Sky and a mix of blues, including Cerulean and some Phalo Blue, for the water. Other colours Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and Ultramarine mixed with Burnt Sienna. A touch of red somewhere. Oh yes I intially used masking fluid to blank out the boat.
I mostly used the Rosemary Series 33 size 12 Kolinsky and also a number 6 Da Vinci, except for the ferry where I used an Isabey No.4 retractable.
Having seen Micks version I much prefer it to mine. I'm posting this rather hastily as this week we are commuting to and fro between my daughters house in Newbridge, Bath looking after the grandaughter as they are honeymooning in Havana.