Boats & Rivers – Nacton Shores 3

Oil on Board – 8 x 10

As you can see from this and the last painting were painted using a portrait format.  After the first few years of painting outdoors I made the commitment to always try to bring a viewfinder with me.  When I arrive at a location the first thing I do is have look around with it.  It really helps the process of deciding what to paint and how to crop things to create a balanced composition. In this case I liked the portrait view.

Although you can always use your fingers in L shapes –  I would recommend getting a good view finder.

This is the one I like  – View Catcher


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