I found a fascinating place to paint in Galveston - out on the jetties. This one takes a bit of rock climbing since it is washed out along the shore. But it gets me out there, up close and personal with the breaking waves.
I'm still partial to my home shore, it's no Florida here. But in the late afternoon, the typically muddy water soaks up the afternoon sky and takes on a blue tone. I began with green-gold and transparent orange as a basis for the water's warm tone. The color scheme was transformed in the scope of an hour and a half. I realized I preferred the darker and bluer water so I went with the flow and altered mine with indigo and perhaps a touch of Prussian blue. Notice in the following photos the difference in the color of the water. The first one was taken at 5:20. In the second one, taken at 3:48, there is only a ribbon of blue on the horizon.
Some guys doing a PBS documentary on Galveston ask to tape me at work! So we'll see if I make the cut...
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