Friday, October 30, 2015

Sailboats 5 and 6 - Two Works in Progress

After transferring the sketches of Sailboat 5 and 6 into Evening on the Lake (see post on 22 October 2015) I decided to rework the sails on both of the sketches.

With Sailboat 5, I decided to reverse the sketch and have it going in the opposite direction and use it as a match to go with Sailboat 6.

This took a little more work as I had to change the positions of the sails and move them to the opposite side of the mast on the boat.

It took a little while until I was happy with the outline drawing.

Then it was time to transfer the image onto the watercolour paper.

I made a few more changes to the hull of the boat after it had been transferred onto the watercolour paper.

Next I used a liquid masking fluid on the boat to protect the white paper on the hull and sails.

I then set the painting aside to allow the friskit to dry completely before I started work on the next boat.

Sailboat 5

For the second boat I left it going in the same direction as it was in the original sketch.

As I did to the sketch of Sailboat 5, I changed the shape of the mainsail to have it attached to the mast.

When I was finally happy with the completed outline sketch it was once again time to transfer it onto the watercolour paper.

A couple more details were changed after I had transferred the drawing and it was ready for the masking fluid.

After the masking fluid was applied to the sailboat, this painting was set aside to dry.

I will post each of these paintings at a later date once the background sky, land and water have been painted.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my blog and I hope you will return to see how these paintings progress.

Sailboat 6