After the March monthly meeting Carole Loiacono [pron. lo yak’ ono] delighted us by painting a scene from Gloucester Harbor. See some photos from her demo below.
Carole usually likes to paint en plein air because she it allows her to capture the feeling of the location. She starts with a thumbnail-sketch value study and uses a limited palette with her favorites of yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, burnt sienna, phthalo blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light, and lemon yellow.
An underpainting of yellow ochre gives a glow to the final painting. Her dark neutrals are layers of burnt sienna, alizarin crimson and phthalo blue using very little water. Then a damp brush us used to remove paint from some of the lighter areas.
Tarpon Watercolor Plein Air artists paint together at different locations on Wednesday mornings. Call Carole for time and location: [Her contact info is in last photo]