My most recent master study is a painting by Alexei Savrasov entitled “The Sea Shore in the Vicinity Oranienbaum.” Oh how I loved painting this!
His shifts of warm and cool are ever so slight and masterful. The colors sing against one another. I was amazed at the detail in the painting. See the two canoes and the seated figure? The figure is so small, just a few brush strokes at best, but calculated in order to get the gesture. Hard! I had to hold my breath!
See the glimmer of water in the small puddle on the shore? The light carries through there. And the fishing nets draped quietly to the left. If it weren’t for my iPad lighting, I might have missed it.
Here is my version. Each study like this teaches me something and I am thankful for the mini-workshop afforded by taking time to see.
Soli Deo Gloria