Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Finally the completed painting. Most of the time spent during this stage was on some of the finer details that brought it all together. The tire that had been nailed to the bow of the boat was finished off along with some of the shadows here and there. A few washes of ultramarine on the water deepened the tone appreciably, I followed up by adding some ripples. Then it was on to the area to the left of the boat making some of the reflections darker and to finish off, I used a stiff moist flat brush to remove some of the yellow paint on the awning to represent the rope that ran from bow to stern. This is probably one of the brightest paintings I have done in watercolor and it only came to me later on when I had the piece sitting in a frame that the work combined the three primary colors - red, yellow and blue! Now that this one is finished, I have an added incentive to look at the first one in the series and hopefully get that one completed too. The size is 7.5" x 11" (19cm x 28cm), watercolor on TH Saunders paper.


Unknown said...

This came along beautifully!

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks, quite happy with it - for once!