Day 24: Ebb Tide on Youngs Bay, 5"x7", oil on panel, studio, ©2017 R.L. Delight
I had to spend most of the day up the coast in Astoria today. I had planned to hit the studio right after dinner and paint another still life but, as I was driving across the Young's Bay bridge I saw this view. I decided to try something new to me. I pulled over as soon as I could and did a quick sketch with notes. I painted this in the studio from the notes and memory. Not the best painting technique-wise but it does capture the light and atmosphere of what I saw.
Young's Bay is connected to the mighty Columbia River. The bridge goes over the bay close to where it meets the river. The area has a lot of wonderful estuary life. I plan to get up there with my easel this year and get a few plein air paintings made.
Getting close to the end of the challenge!