Today's painting is from a photograph I took at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn last year. I enhanced the image using several apps I keep on the iPad until it looked as distressed as this location feels. The materials today included oilstick, wax medium, and alcohol inks. As always I prepared the ground with several layers of wax medium, this time over the raw board. I incised the horizon line and the pilings and roughed up the foreground to create the texture that is so dominant in that landscape. Old bottles, shards of pottery, rocks, ground up pilings - all make up the beach at DHB. The color is an exaggerated rust because of the abundance of rusty things found at the location.
This would have been a perfect candidate for using coffee grounds - next time. Thanks for visiting!