Sunday, November 16, 2014

Deep Sea Sailing

Deep Sea Sailing
Oil on panel, 14x11
I have only just begun to research these beautiful vessels.  These tall ships are striking on any body of water - and the reflections rippling off the surface are magical.  The long, lean lines of this ship are gorgeous, and the mystery of the sea is timeless.  Learning the sails and lines are very much like learning the architecture of a building.  I simply start with the largest mass, in this case the body of the ship, and then moved to the masts.  I started at the front with the first line, then the first sail, second, and so forth in a methodical way.  This was an adventure to paint - and I can't wait to paint the next!  Painting number 687 in 687 days.

11 comments:

  1. Very beautiful painting....makes me want to sail away and take a vacation in the blue yonder. Happy PPF!

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  2. Beautiful painting, Tammie. I love the play of complementary colors.

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  3. I LOVE it, great colours and reflections! Valerie

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  4. Wonderful painting, love the colours.

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  5. Sailing, takes me away....I love everything about the sea, and have always had a fondness for these ships. Your painting-again-just takes my breath away and takes me to a beautiful place Tammie. Thank you.

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  6. Absolutely lovely!! Makes me wish I was on the boat.

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  7. Gorgeous painting. I want to be on that sailboat in my summer clothes instead of being bundled up in winter clothes.

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  8. The light and colors are wonderful. This is truly stunning

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  9. This is a beautiful piece of art!!!

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  10. This looks so romantic, and I love the colours. You captured a great feeling with this painting.

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