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at Stormy Sea"
for 2003 #10,
My latest & biggest piece,
being completed at class.
(36" x 24")
up and drew the design to fit canvas size. Traced design
on canvas. Began the base of the sky background.
Week #2-Added more sky
color and added the green/blue water/sea. It took lots of color/oil paint to cover
this large canvas!
#3- While adding more blue base to
the sky, I blurred the sail outlines, then added some/lots of the water/sea color to the sky.
The top was half-way for the day and the bottom
is where I stopped to allow the paint set for a bit.
Added more water color to the sky, darkening it a bit more and
blurring the sails even more. I also put a burnt sierra/green
base on the ship, the masts and some sail boards.
Added lighter burnt umber and burnt sierra mixtures to the
to put in shading perspectives.
Added some of the burnt umber to the boat for shading/lightening and
roundness factors. Used white mixed with the water colors to add
in the clouds from great big to light and fluffy all over.
Placed the lifeboats and unfurled sails onto the canvas.
Retraced the sails and waves onto the canvas. Then I began to
insert the farthest back sails into place. Accidentally, I added
on one of the front sails into place, see it poof?
Tuesday I added
ochre to the back sails with mixture of cream for the textured look
to the Sails. Base coated the flag in the same cream
mixture as the sails and added the smokestacks
by mixing Payne's Gray, green, and burnt sienna together.
May 28, 2003
worked on the front sails,
with a touch of ochre/burnt sienna/ lots of white mixture, were
laid in with a mixture of olive green/ sky blue-green mixtures for
shading and puffiness attractions.
sky found under the back sails, and other touch-ups were
added along with the beginning of the cannon portals on the ship
June 3, 2003:
the rest of the top sails with the same colors as before... with a
touch of ochre/burnt sienna/ lots of white mixture, and they
were applied with a mixture of olive green/burnt umber
& sky blue-green mixtures for shading and puffiness.
Darkened the back lower sails, they lean farther forward past the
masts, now. Added the colors to the American flag.
February 17, 2004
Week 10# -
Added the very front sail, begun to touchup the
lighter colors of sky under the sails and added the windows for the
cannons on the actual boat. Above picture taken without flash.
#11 - Enhanced sky color between back sails
and the ship. Then I and added color to the sky near the front
prow and between some of the upper sails. I lightened the prow,
added the anchor line/stick and added additional shading to very front
sail. Added cannons into windows.
#12- Tuesday, March
adding the ropes from and to the sails to the boat by using a ruler and
freehand methods including some curves, since ropes are not always
perfectly straight. Connected the American flag to the structure. Used
an acrylic purple ink to form them.
#12- Wednesday, March
Continued adding the
ropes. Used Burnt sienna for the anchor ropes and a mixture of the
sienna and purple for the rope ladders. Enhanced the cannons with
the burnt sienna, also.
13- Tuesday, March
touchups on the sails and on the sail masts/bars. Added the anchor
and began bringing the lifeboats back into focus. Erased with a
pencil the pencil/carbon marks, where finished items are not there.
#14- Tuesday, April
additional ropes and layers to the ropes already in place. Fine
tuned the ropes to make them look more real.
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