This boathouse was next to a small park on Melrose Bay. I had to stand out on branches in the water to get this view, so the painting was done from photo reference during one of the rain days. The painting is a 9x12 pastel, was awarded First Place in the Drawing category, and sold during the reception. This photo is not of the actual finished piece, but was taken before I did some very slight changes like reducing the brightness of the tree trunk to the right, and adding another few touches to the reeds. I hope to get a photo of it before it leaves the gallery!
Show judge Jack Nickelson commented "Wonderful quality of airiness and nice handling of grasses vs reflections. The house is done well and the tree trunk on right expresses a very good handling of the grays dissolving into green and the shadowing".
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