Yes, I did this painting on land. Sometimes I paint things that are not plankton because plankton have seasonal cycles like flowers. They bloom in the spring and die back in the winter. In between times, one must art.
I painted this little lovely last night at dusk looking out my studio windows. If you could see the sun, it would have been setting off to the right of the painting.
Yesterday was the day clouds came back, so everything looked grey and muted. It was really beautiful light for painting with the studio lights off. It rained a bit, so the streets were wet and car headlights reflected off the water.
I used a limited palette of graphite, brown, and hansa yellow to keep the feeling wintery and neutral, with just a few pops of pure color.
Here’s a link to it on my shop page: