Oil on Gessoboard
Snapped a picture of this view in Fjallvik Sweden this summer. It was a late evening around 8-9PM and of course the sun was still up creating this strong almost blinding light on the water. It reminded me of the paintings of Russion artist Bato... and I wanted to see if I could figure out how to paint it to get that effect of strong sun light. I ended up painting the water almost white...but somehow that didn't capture the effect of the sun as well. I felt like the strongest light needed to be on the boats and the dock...without the light on the water competing. Painting is a lot of interpretation and problem solving. Below is the actual photo.
I might try another version of it. How would you paint it?