Friday, January 8, 2016

Hoturo - A Work in Progress

I had a little time to work on a painting today and since this one is very close to completion (see posts on 10, 12, 17, 21 and 24 December 2015 and 02 and 05 January 2016) I thought it would be a good idea to try and get it finished.

The first thing to work on was the ladder on the stern. I used burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white.

With white and ultramarine blue I put in the shading on the fore deck and the port side edge of the cabin.

Next I worked on the wooden trim on the gunnel by darkening the wood.

Next I put in the white stripe on the bottom of the hull where it shows above the water on the stern and goes forward to the bow.

With a pale mix of ultramarine blue and white I added more shadows of the rigging onto the foresail as well as a part of the lifeline (a cable that runs along the outside of the deck supported by stanchions to help restrain passengers).

Using alizarin crimson I put in the shadow of the indent on the hull.

Then adding a little ultramarine blue to the alizarin crimson I added some shading just above the white line and just below the bow.

With a thin mix of titanium white I put in the reflected colour from the water onto the hull and where the sunlit was being reflected. With thicker white paint I added the brightest highlights from the sun on the hull and gunnel.

I will post this painting again once I have added the details on the foredeck.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork.