Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sailboat, take 3

This is quite a bit bigger than my other two sailboats and it's on illustration board. I found some nautical charts on the internet and painted a couple, one old-looking and one as I remember paper charts from my sailing days. After I glued down a large chunk of chart in the bottom right, I painted the background, leaving the cabin of the boat white. The boat and the compass were drawn first with sepia conté pencil then with a brown magic marker to make them darker. I added paint to the crayon on the hull and for the reflections. Then I cut and tore more of the charts and glued them in places where I thought they'd work in the painting. I'm not sure I'm finished but now I'm going to live with it for a while and see what it (and you) tell me to do.


Anonymous said...

Jane, this is stunning! You have really captured a mood with this piece. It does have that old world feel.
Doris G.

Artmaker - Cecilia Price said...

Jane, I love this so much! And yes, I would paint that white corner to match the rest, it seems to draw the eye away. Otherwise, this is perfect, unique, and beautiful.

Art by JoyMac said...

Hello Jane ,
This painting is really unique I love it but I would paint that white corner as it draws ones eye to that particular space

Joy in OZ