Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sailing (Red and White Sailboat) - 18" x 24" Pastel

No time for a I thought I'd post a larger painting today. This scene was a composite of several different reference photos; one with a really cool sea/sky, another with this very beautiful red and white sail catching the wind, and yet another with the people on the boat deck. The sea/sky reference was in black and white, which freed me up to be very inventive with color, yet still maintain the values in the original photo, and that part of it was pretty successful, I think. I named my little invented boat the "Trixie", after my dog...which is as close as I'll ever come to naming a boat. I'm strictly a landlubber.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nicely done.

rdl said...

love this one. wish i was out there.