This was my second painting yesterday and my largest ‘plein air’ to date. Same Iceberg as the morning but different angle and lower down on the lagoon which allowed for a great reflection.
I started the same way with thin translucent paint and even let it run down the board a little, which adds to the watery feel.
I felt more confident in the subject although it did go through a long ‘ugly duckling’ stage and I nearly stopped half way. It not easy when you are constantly on view, people gathered around you and photographing! I also have to hold back with putting the light tone in, its better to get the dark foundations in and then put the lights, with the light colours it looks more finished.
It wasn’t quite as bitterly cold as the morning and so the icebergs were slowly melting and ‘carving’ – pieces of them braking off, which can make thunderous sounds. It is such a magical place. I really enjoyed painting this one, and I’m pleased with the result.