This time of year when the reeds in the water turn a gorgeous golden color is one of my favorite times to walk the dogs down to the harbor and enjoy the scenery. I took my digital camera with me and took at least a hundred photos of various views of Mount Sinai bay area at low tide as the sun was setting. I love the warm light and long shadows at that time of day. I imported the images into iPhoto on my computer and actually use the computer as a sketchbook. I do my cropping and color enhancements and corrections digitally then
use my photos as references for my artwork.
For this series of work I already painted two small 6” x 6” watercolor paintings-one of them was sold at Gallery North at one of the exhibits I was in there. I think I am going to continue the series of small studies in both the square and rectangular formats and maybe also experiment with a few small silverpoint drawings of the landscapes as well.