Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

At the Petaluma Marina

The weather conditions for the day were really tricky to work with. The uncertainty in the beginning of the day, and then the sudden complete change of conditions made it a tough day to work... It forced me to be a bit more experimental. I'll let you decide if it was succesful or not.



I did this study in about an hour. It was hard getting the blue paint to cooperate for some reason.... The reason? It was a tube of oil paint that got mixed into my bag by accident! I pushed the fog effect way more than what was there in reality, mainly so I'd hafta paint less (just being honest here) but also to make it more interesting.



In the middle of this piece is when the sky started clearing up. The clouds and the light was totally different from when I started. The clouds did not hold still long enough to paint them very faithfully, so I had to fake them...I did a lot of lifting off with a wet Viva paper towel. Gouache tends to be easier to lift off than transparent watercolor.



This was a half-hour quick study done just for the value and drawing's sake. Didn't want to get into the color. It was mostly monotone greens and grays, I can probably throw a wash of green in photoshop over it and it will look pretty faithful.

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