Plein Air at the harbor

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From the light and warmth of southern France back to my northern regions. Last week it was still quite warm to actually enjoy a plein air trip to the harbor. It was windy mind you, that’s the reason why I hold on to my easel.

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Foto, 2013 © Astrid Volquardsen

At this part of the harbor you get close to the big ships and can observe the loading of the containerships. It’s always a challenge to paint at sunset because the light changes fast. On the other hand that’s a chance to just paint and stop thinking too much.

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Pastellstudie, 2013 © Astrid Volquardsen

 

This spot is also well known between photographers so I lined up my easel between all of them. As another photographer approached and watched me painting he proclaimed: »Well that’s the ultimate way of capturing this light.« How true this is!

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