Friday, March 17, 2017

On the Easel...

The bright colors and interesting shapes of buoys are always fun to paint. 
At this point, only a few are started, and what you may not see in the pencil lines
are 2 glass floats. While studying the glass floats in my photo, I was fascinated by their shadows, and know they will be a challenge to paint.  Glass shadows glow and have great wavy lines through them.  I did a little research on glass floats and their history,
which was pretty interesting.  The fishing floats originated in places like Norway and Japan, and were often washed up on the Pacific coast. Although most records indicate that the U.S started manufacturing them around the 1930's, some have found records that a glass company in Boston was making cod gill fishing floats in the late 1800's. 
Guess we will see how this one turns out!

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