Works in Progress: Canoe 1 & 2 Underpaintings

Canoe 1, underpainting. Oil on Linen Panel. 9" x 12".

Canoe 2 Underpainting. Oil on Linen. 30" x 22".

These are the underpaintings for 2 new paintings of a canoe at Lake Padden. I'm entranced by these 2 paintings this week.

Last week I was walking with a friend at Lake Padden right around dusk. We had our dogs with us. It was cool and cloudy and there was a lone red canoe on the otherwise still lake.

It reminded me of wonderful paintings by Peter Doig of a canoe on a lake and I couldn't wait to get home and start a painting. So I started two.