daily painting | uss hornet

The USS Hornet, historic aircraft carrier and floating museum, moored at the former navy base in Alameda not far from me, is a massive creature and, until the bay breezes decided to take over my brush strokes, was interesting to paint. I wanted to experiment with a wonderful paint color from Daniel Smith, “moonglow” which creates different tones and colors due to its mineral content. The Hornet’s stern, towering over me in my little chair in the parking lot, was intimidating and massive.

6″ x 8″ watercolor, pen on paper = $60