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Puget Sound Looking North

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Plein air painting of Puget Sound looking north

Puget Sound North (plein air). 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2016

This high key sketch was done on the beach in Ballard (again!). This view catches my eye every time I go to the beach - over the water the north sky often has a pale blue cast that tends towards orange at the horizon.

This was done entirely with a large palette knife and I signed the painting with my newly-made sharpened stick.

I'm going to have to come up with a better naming scheme for these, because I think I'll be returning to this spot a lot in the future. Perhaps 160224B?

Plein air setup at a beach in Ballard, Seattle WA