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05-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Here is my painting today of this beautiful boat not sure the size about 11x14 maybe a bit smaller had a bit of spare time the end of the day at work and happened to still have my pastels with me. Critque always welcome, my first boat attempt so might be a bit off I usualy stick to living things. Trudi

05-04-2013, 04:40 AM
Very nice. I like tall ships. I like the understated water. You might think of putting a couple of human shapes on deck. bob

05-04-2013, 10:10 AM
I wasn't sure how to paint people the deck was loaded with them but yes I agree thanks.


05-04-2013, 03:31 PM
always like to see sailing ships . :)

did you have/use a photo reference ?


water girl
05-04-2013, 03:43 PM
You've achieved great volume in those sails. Nicely done!

05-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Yes I had a picture I had printed off the internet don;t know where I got it from so couldn't sell it but I could give it away right?

05-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Thanks Karen

05-04-2013, 10:01 PM
Very nice. I did a mural of a tall ship on one of my walls in one color (blue/green) in pen & ink style on a white wall. Its about 3 feet x 2 1/2 feet. I did put people on it but with simple shapes. I was inspired by a restaurant that had a pirate ship done in black on one of their walls. Pam:clap:

05-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Nice, that is huge and must have taken quite a while, do you have a picture of it?

05-04-2013, 10:39 PM
well, it looks alive

05-05-2013, 02:04 AM
Love these old sailing ships and you've certainly done it justice it's beautiffully done, great job!

05-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Thanks pastel65, maryinasia, and twiglet for taking the time to look and your positive comments.


05-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Very nicely done - I love the moody sky, gives it a feeling of a ghost ship together with the lack of people - good work!


05-06-2013, 09:08 AM
Thanks Nicole

05-06-2013, 10:12 AM
Since you asked - here is a picture of the mural. It is above a wine cabinet in my dining room. We moved into a new home about a year ago and they suggested we not paint until all the nail pops occur and are fixed so I have been having fun - eventually the walls will be painted. This was taken with cell phone so not the best but hopefully you can make it out. Like I mentioned it is about 3 ft x 2.5 ft. As you can see a lot easier to do than your beautiful painting. Pam


05-06-2013, 12:19 PM
This is beautiful Pam and that you were able to get the proportions so good on such a large scale. I have a nikon but all the pictures I post are all taken on my cell phone as it is so handy. Trudi

05-06-2013, 02:27 PM
without more specific info about the on-line source , it's still likely that you can give away the painting ,
so long as you make a note somewhere on the piece ( front , back , other , :D )
which states that the painting was based on an image not photoed or invented/designed by you ...

that said , the ship appears to be a carrack ;
( it's the funny looking bow that gives it away ... :) )
the Nina and the Pinta ( escorts of Columbus ) have similar lines , to give you a timeframe .

just for fun , look up ' carrack:images ' -
folks are posting good comments about the mood , so ,
the online images may encourage/guide you to make necessary technical corrections ...


ps. the lower part of the two mainsails is curious to me ...

05-06-2013, 06:48 PM
This is the picture I did the pastel picture from.

05-07-2013, 07:42 PM
thx for the ref pix . :)
- a very good one .

another curiousity ... there is no wake/waves coming off the hull
although the sails are full . ( although raked/turned . )
- maybe the ship has just tacked into the wind ...

thx again .


05-07-2013, 08:14 PM
Ed it sounds like you know your boats, I wouldn't have a clue know nothing about them just thought this was a beautiful one and wish I had kept better track where it came from. I usually do animals so this was a bit out there for me but a lot of fun and spent less than an hour on it. I get less distracted if it is a picture I can finish in one sitting. Especially with three kids. Must be a bit of A.D.D. lol thanks, Trudi