"The Red Boat"
24" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
copyright by Artist, Brenda Hofreiter
This painting was created en plein air at Titusville Marina in Titusville, FL. There was a great little park there that offered views of the Marina. I loved this scene with the red sailboat and the little orange dingy and their reflections in the water. It was an ambitious plein air project and took a couple of visits and a ruler to get it right. For my first boat project though, I thought it turned out well! There was so much wildlife
to view while I was painting this that it was hard to stay focused! The manatee would
roll on by every day around noon and proved to be too much for my limited concentration. I'd have to take painting time off to watch their antics. There was a blue heron that camped out just up the way from me and kept an eye on me while I painted. I won't even get into the interesting people that frequent the park! Let's just say that there was never a dull moment.
My painting buddy, Mr. Heron