|Fishing off the Pier, 24x24, oil on panel|
This is local tone, or three main values: light, medium and dark. Just as a reminder, local tone is usually a gray or overcast day.
Once I got my pelican drawn in the rest was fun to paint. This image was taken on the inter-coastal river along the eastern seaboard of Florida when my aunt and I were on a road trip. She was so gracious to stop whenever and where-ever I got a fancy so I could take photos. I zoomed in when taking this handsome portrait as I did not want the bird to fly away if I got too close for comfort. Not to worry. He had his eye on bigger fish than me.
Not only was I taken with the bird but I liked the graphic structure of the pier as well. A nice break up of the space. The juxtaposition of the organic on the linear intrigues me.
Sitting on the dock in the bay? I may have to take that for the name of this piece with a nod to Otis Redding.