With Quiet Work, You Have Nothing to Conceal Behind!

Right here’s a portray recent off the easel: Kingfisher Bay, Morning Mild.

Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Light, 2023
Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Mild, 2023

I painted this from a photograph I took on our final journey to Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island, Australia. It was 6:24 am on the jetty, with the solar low on the horizon line, and when all of the fantastic pastel colours had come out to play. A number of boats had been anchored alongside the shoreline and swayed on the glassy water. It might have been an ideal second to tug out a small canvas and brush and begin portray. However a photograph needed to do.

Quiet topics like this aren’t probably the most technically demanding to color. However they’re difficult within the sense there’s nothing to cover behind. You can’t depend on any inherent complexity of the topic or hanging worth distinction or bursts of vivid colour. All the things is quiet and you need to method the topic with a refined contact. As quickly as you overstep and attempt to do an excessive amount of, the portray gained’t work.

I drew inspiration from Fred Cuming for this portray. He was a grasp of capturing the comfortable colours and relationships of early morning and late afternoon.

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Completely happy portray!

Dan Scott