Thursday, July 28, 2016

OSWOA - Sailboat 2

After the weekend show Art @ the Locks, where I had the opportunity to watch all kinds of boats and watercraft going through Lock 27 on the Trent Severn Waterway heading either to Clear Lake or to the Otonabee River and Katchewanooka Lake I decided that working on a painting with boats would be appropriate.

With the continuing high heat 84F (28.9C) and humidity 93F (33.9C) I wanted to work on a painting that brings memories of a day on the lake with the wind on my face; so I pulled this painting out that I had been working on since last year (see posts on 29 August 2015, 24 January, 28 February and 05 May 2016).

I started on the sails and painted in the highlights with new gamboge.

I used a mix of French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue and alizarin crimson for the darkest show on the sails and lightened the colour for the lighter areas. Once this was dry I applied a wash of new gamboge to the shadowed areas.

I painted in the hull of the boat with alizarin crimson.

Next I used the same colour to reflect the hull colours into the water and then added cobalt blue to put in the darker areas of the wave ripples at the back of the boat.

With a dark mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I put in the rigging lines, mast, windows, cabin door, motor, rudder and the heads on the people.

With a mix of cadmium yellow and cadmium red I painted in the life jackets. Lastly, with cadmium red I put the number on the sail.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $50.00 and sold unframed.