Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Marshes in Spring

Marshes in Spring, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $100
This is my first attempt at capturing the colors and textures of salt marshes.  The marshes on Jekyll Island were just starting to show the first hints of green after the winter.  I always think spring greens have sort of a sour taste, so making them look right without putting my teeth on edge is always a challenge.  For this painting, I started with an orange underpainting.  I think it helped capture that sense of transition from winter colors to spring colors.

Note:  This painting is available through my gallery on Daily Paintworks.  Please click on the icon at right to purchase.