Rowboat in the water with broken oar

On a trip to the Maine coast this past summer, I captured a photo of this rowboat splashing around in the water. I was drawn to the color of the boat offset by the dark water. Also it was evident that the boat hadn’t been used in a bit by the brackish water in the bottom it.

After sitting down to do the watercolor, I noticed that one of the oars had broken off. This added all the more to the story!

I was happy with the coloring and visual movement of the water. Please feel free to watch the video that’s been sped up and shortened considerably from the actual painting.