This is the view to the south. Just around the bluffs pictured here is the old artist colony. Now it is a state park which is constantly being renovated to its former state.
I took a couple of reference photos and used my camera as a view finder for the compostion of my painting. The colors were a little more saturated because of the overcast skies. As with all of my painting there was no thumbnail, no preliminary sketches, and no return visits. A good painting means getting everything right the first time. There is no going back. I don't think about the color it just happens. Sometimes I will step back and wonder if I made the right choices...but once I am started there is no going back.
The color I chose to draw my subject set the tone for all of the color choices I made after that.
One of the things I remember while doing this painting was working to not cover all of the initial drawing of the point.
This painting is on pastel board and measures 27"X35". It is done with soft pastel. I was running out of time so I did not take a picture of the progress of the second painting of the day. By the time I started the view to the south, the clouds had started to break.