In Step - 8x10

daily painting figurative santa barbara harbor sharon schock sunset

I switched up my color palette for this painting.  I took out certain colors that I deemed as "shortcuts" (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre) or ones that I was just using too much of (Sap Green) and I added a few that have been neglected in my paint drawers for months, such as Quinacridone Rose and Cadmium Green Pale.  I also spent more time working the shadows before adding any of the light parts, since it's the shadows that really make the light shine, and I feel like maybe I've been rushing through them.  Overall I'm happy with the piece, but I was also happy while I was painting it.  I sometimes forget how refreshing it is to mix things up a bit. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 
Available at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, July 2012

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