Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fort Fincastle

I'm still trying to get a few paintings out of my Bahamas cruise earlier in the month, even though I didn't get the landscape photos I had hoped for. But when will I ever get to the Bahamas again? Probably never. So I have to take my tourist snapshots and *try* to get a few paintings from them. LOL. One of the spots I visited was Fort Fincastle in Nassau, up near the highest point on the island of New Providence. This painting is from a photo I took of the entrance to the fort area itself, though there is not a whole lot left of the actual fort!

This was done, like my last few paintings, on a sheet from a 9x12 of Wallis paper. I had not liked Wallis for the longest time because it is such a pastel-eater. But I'm starting to warm to it now. I wonder if it is a bit less toothy these days? When I first tried it my fingers were worn raw and bleeding from trying to use them to blend - but it has never happened on these sheets of Wallis. Could be because I blend less these days too. :-)

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