From a reference photo of the Maine Portland Head Lighthouse. It is acrylic on canvas (24x30). my first try at a larger sized canvas.

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Comment by Jay Ryan on August 12, 2017 at 4:59am

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. This was my first time drawing a grid on the canvas, and that technique really made the drawing easier/better. I enjoyed working on the larger canvas, but it is a big commitment and lot of work (but worth it).

Comment by Wenda Spooner on August 11, 2017 at 5:01pm

this is great! nice job on all those buildings! one of my favorite places. well done :)

Comment by Sarah Irland on August 10, 2017 at 3:59pm

This is a beauty, Jay.  I like your bold colors.  Great light, too!

Comment by Ian Greig on August 9, 2017 at 9:37pm

 Nice effort Jay, you have captured a very restful scene.I especially like your handling of Shadows. 

Comment by Karen Ilari on August 9, 2017 at 4:06pm

Nice one! It's surprising how tough it can be to go to the larger canvas sometimes. You did a nice job on this! Great sense of light on the lighthouse and buildings.

Comment by Jay Ryan on August 9, 2017 at 6:55am

Thanks Susan. The rocks gave me the most stress, as it took a long time for them to come around to looking okay.  I started with a burnt umber wash for the darker ones and a burnt sienna wash for the lighter ones.  Then lots of layers and rework. Used mostly purple and cobalt blue for the shadows. Scraped on some paint with a palette knife too.

Comment by Susan G. on August 8, 2017 at 7:53pm

Jay you accomplished some great rocks on this outcropping and the islands in the background are great.  Lovely colors.

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