A couple of scenes from the pictuesque harbour town Nr home.
Anyone who has been to Aberaeron will know how many houses there are packed in tight together, so as I wanted this painting to be about the boats and reflections I paid little attetion to the houses and painted them a one large shape, this also adds distance to the scene and a misty atmospheric feeling to the painting.
Here are a few close ups.
As with the scene above there is a very busy background and it would be easy to fall into the trap of over doing it, the focus is on the figures and the waters edge. I liked the way the distant houses linked up with the middle and foreground on this piece.
I look forward to getting down into Aberaeron with my easel for some plein air painting once the risk of snow has gone!