Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Low Tide Arcata Bay Pines

"Low Tide Arcata Bay Pines" by Andrew Daniel
oil painting on wood 6" x 10" (15cm x 25cm)
available in my online shop

My friend Paul Rickard took me out to the Arcata Wildlife Sanctuary to show me one of his favorite spots to paint. Soon enough he had me tromping out into the salt flats to get a better angle of the this lone pine out on the edge to the shore. At low tide the flats still had a fair amount of water available to soak into my sneakers.

It was important to paint quickly, before the tide came back, and to capture the shifting light effects in the sky. But later I spent some time going over the piece with a tiny brush in the studio, to create textures and atmosphere.

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