Here are the last two paintings to be finished. I've got a third in the works but so far I'm really not happy with it and will probably abandon it. I don't love doing that but I'm pragmatic enough to realize that not everything I do needs to be finished. Some of them are really good learning experiences. Or simply just mistakes. It's fine any way it goes. The surface will get rubbed back to smooth, and off I will go again.
Port Townsend to Coupeville Oils on canvas, 14" x 18"
The BLP and I took a recent day trip up to Port Townsend for ginger ice cream and a tour of some of the local parks.
At about 2 pm, we were standing at Point Hudson watching the ferry heading over to Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The day was still and grayish but blue sky and sunlight peeked through the clouds. It was a nice soft Pacific Northwest winter day. Mt Rainier appeared on the horizon. (You have to look close)
I liked how the rocks and pilings marched across the foreground in the reference photos I was using, so I decided to let them keep their dance.
Heading Toward Sunset Oils on canvas, 14" x 18"
On the way home from Port Townsend, we stopped at the waterfront in Port Orchard to take a few pictures. It was just about 4 pm, and the light was lovely. This painting was the result. This photo of the resulting painting doesn't really capture the pinkish golden tones in the sky but it will have to do. Really, paintings are much better seen in person in natural light. Oh well.