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Peggy's Cove Dingy Haul out by Randy Sprout

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9X12 Pen & Ink Sketch on Arches 140# Water Color Paper hit with Acrylic Washes: This is my favorite place to sketch and paint late in the afternoon, especially when the locals pull their dingys up to help me with my composition. I wish I had taken his name and address, I would send him one. I did this one in a big hurry to get the sun on the dingy, maybe 40 minutes. Then it was all over with.

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    Nice work on this Randy

  • Thanks for stopping by and the comment.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottalmost 5 years ago

    Oh, I really, really love this one…the detail, the richness of the color…and the subject material…all speak to my soul! This is truly a favorite among favorites!

  • Yes, I remember you “Safe Place”, you for sure are an old soul! Thanks.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    I am lurvin’ this one Randy!!!! What a BEAUTY! It is so spontaneous and the composition is great. I wouldn’t touch it!!!! The blue boat is fine! If you emphasise it I think it will detract from the way the eye travels through this work.

  • Thank you Lynda. Yes that’s why I try to let these little sketches rest for a couple of days after their brief flurry of creation, I often don’t know what I have until I step back. The magic of working onsite is that it forces you to eliminate a lot of non essentials and maybe in this case it has to be the blue boat?

    – Randy Sprout

  • TedBlackall
    TedBlackallalmost 5 years ago

    A new and powerful force in action here Ra

  • Thanks Ted. I was thinking about your style while I was frantically dabbing and dragging these paints over the pen & ink sketch, wondering just what details you would eliminate.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Fee Dickson
    Fee Dicksonalmost 5 years ago

    my two cents – I would keep the blue boat, I think it really adds to the colour composition. Fantastic picture :)

  • Hha! You two cents are always worth listening to Fee. Love the feed back, or I wouldn’t be posting.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Helena Bebirian
    Helena Bebirianalmost 5 years ago

    Very Special! Very rich and strong! ~H

  • Well thanks very much for your kind comments, my wife would like the rich and strong, she think I’m just blunt. Hah!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Richard Nowak
    Richard Nowakalmost 5 years ago

    Love the composition and the strong colors!

  • Thank you Richard, I know you would love to paint this cove.

    – Randy Sprout

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 5 years ago

    Nice one, my friend !!!

  • Thanks very much George and thanks for the feature.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    Easy to see why it’s a favorite location Randy. Love the paintery style, great job with the reflections. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks Jim for the compliment, when I get home I’ll make a better scan of this, the original is much softer in the tonal range.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanalmost 5 years ago

    such a great capture. fabulous design, love the placement of the boat in the foreground.

  • Yes just as I was setting up the owner of the dingy brought it up fromthe water and set it right there in the warm sunset lighting. It quickly became the subject. I wish I knew his name and address so I could send him a print in thanks, but I am still a little shy about asking.

    – Randy Sprout

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