This painting is based off of a photograph by Colin Woodward. 11x14 Stonehenge Aqua, hake, rigger, card, paper towel, squirrel mop, scraping tool. A large palette of colors that really weren't necessary (I was playing around a bit) and white gouache. I think I want this writeup to focus on how picturesque and beautiful the photograph I was working from was and how I translated it. I've been subscribing to the concept that what artists leave out and put in from an actual scene plays a big part in what the artist has to say...or atleast how the artist's hand shows through. That being said, the sky was a beautiful blue...but I don't want a flat blue sky in my painting, so I worked with ultramarine and Prussian blue to create both a gradation vertically and horizontally. I lifted out clouds with a paper towel, while also mixing in raw sienna to create a slight gray with the ultramarine. The landscape (besides the very very far back small strip) Was pretty much either greenery or sand. I think this is what some of the older painters refer to as a "difficult day" What I take to mean is that the green in the distance and foreground makes it really difficult to create depth through warm and cool colors, atmospheric perspective etc. So...I muted the distance objects. Even though the picture showed them as green I applied the concepts of atmospheric perspective (the loss of yellow, then red, and finally resulting in blue as you recede in the picture plain) to achieve a sense of depth. I hope those two approaches I took made sense, and convey how I interpreted Mr Woodward's photograph into a painting. I hope you enjoy! -Andrew Broussard