View Full Version : My Master Study of Odilon Redon's "Red Boat With Blue Sails"

04-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Here's my first master study and only my third oil painting on canvas... As a part of my first oil painting class, we were to choose a painting from a 'master' and duplicate it to the best of our ability (size of canvas and all). So here's the original:
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And here's my master study :) Feedback is encouraged!

05-01-2013, 02:22 PM
Woo, that is a tough one to copy and you have done very well with it.

All that I can see that may need adjustment is the colour of the sails being a more greeny/blue and the main mast being brown. Also the line of the sea to the left of the boat needs just a touch of deepening in tone. Also, I am slightly confused about the top and bottom edge of the canvas - it appears to be bevelled?

Anyway, I think this is a solid piece of work and I am impressed that it is just your third canvas in oils - well done!

05-01-2013, 02:40 PM
hi this is vibrant and beatiful i love the the red boat xx

05-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Thank you both!! I definitely agree with your critique, Arty. And about the top and bottom- I kinda screwed up in constructing my canvas. I made the frame first, then cut a piece of hardboard that wasn't exactly the correct size. I decided to just go with it.

Anyhow, I'll be taking another oil painting class next semester, so more to come :D

Sarah Edgecumbe
05-03-2013, 11:29 PM
oooohhhh tricky one!!!

One other thing, perhaps a darker less yellow colour at the horizon?
I too, love the red boat :-)


05-11-2013, 01:26 AM
i need to start painting like this,my stuff is too dull and depressing

06-04-2013, 12:41 PM
Thanks :) I also want to continue to paint in this style... I discovered a very useful technique in the process of this painting that I plan to use in paintings to come.

I just got a DSLR, so naturally I tested it on my paintings, and my, oh my... it captured it quite well. This is probably as good as you're going to get next to in-person. Also, check out the frame my grandpa built for it! I think it brings it to the next level, myself.