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oldrockchick
07-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Thanks Li for hosting, I always love your refs, I've kept a couple for another time in my folder of 'to do some time'.:wink2:

I liked both of the boat refs but felt I wouldn't have time to do both, so I sort of threw one in on this to give it a 'piled up' feeling.

I fancied getting my oils out but only had a board available with a deep purpley grey toned ground.

It takes me ages to get anything done.

Its been finished since Sunday but it was hard to photograph while it still had the wet glossy sheen. It's not so sharp because I had ti take it with no lights or flash :rolleyes: , had to wait until it had dried a bit.

I first used some Burnt Sienna/Burnt Umber to do an Imprimatura. I left this overnight to dry....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2013/179312-WDE_26_Jul_13_low_res_imprimatura_oils_parked_up_for_the_night.jpg
(Seems to have taken ages to load that one :confused: )

I did take a 2 hour photo but somehow I have lost it.......:confused: :rolleyes:

Not sure how long it took really. I initially planned to do it in 2 hours, but it never works that way with me, esp as I have to keep stopping to rest.
I think the sketching and imprimatur took around an hour. I used some driers and a thin turpsy wash.

I then took a photo after I'd done an hour the next day so as to make the 2 hours... Then worked a little more so I reckon around 3.5 hours.

'Parked Up For The Night'
10 x 8 canvas board
Oils

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2013/179312-WDE_26_Jul_13_low_res_oils_parked_up_for_the_night.jpg

connievanwinssen
07-30-2013, 12:34 PM
I like both versions!:)

artastic
07-30-2013, 12:43 PM
nice one Lin, I like the underpainting too
I really should start doing that

lisilk
07-30-2013, 01:32 PM
I like both versions too, the underpainting has almost an antique look. I love the changes in the compostion, it brings us into the picture in a more intimate way. You nailed the shapes of the canoes, so much harder than they look, beautiful colors. I really love it Lin!

Li

Lakish
07-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Such a great painting..loved the closer look of the canoes and the colors..must read and learn more about underpainting...

Lovely painting!

artsy_lissa
07-30-2013, 04:37 PM
:clap: Nicely done. You handle the medium with skill!

justjean
07-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Both look great, Lin

crispur2005
07-30-2013, 06:29 PM
I love the under painting, It works just as it is as a finished piece. I like the finished work as well but the first sort of tells the story better for me. The sad broken forgotten boats and the sombre colours. Truly lovely.

Paulafv
07-30-2013, 06:44 PM
The sepia scene is pleasing to look at and the finished painting with a riot of color is excellent. Good job, Lin. Really well done.

Kitty69
07-31-2013, 05:30 AM
Lovely boats!

skappy
07-31-2013, 08:05 AM
Great job Lyn nice composition
Robert

guilliame
07-31-2013, 08:26 AM
Hey Linn:wave: another fine version of the canoes:thumbsup: hope you don't mind but I prefer the first one:clap:

Scattykat
07-31-2013, 09:13 AM
sparklin' in the moonlight, lovely...

BUN201
07-31-2013, 12:29 PM
Nice job! I love the underpainting -- it does have an antique look to it.

oldrockchick
07-31-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks all
I reckon I might try a work now in just shades of umber and burnt sienna over a suitably coloured ground.

RubyRedDog2
08-01-2013, 12:09 AM
I think both are lovely.

Gail

Noula
08-01-2013, 01:12 PM
Great job on both! The first one painted in the subdued colors,shows the interval of tranquility beautifully.

Deano
08-01-2013, 04:20 PM
Like 'em both, Lin!!

Scotkatidid
08-01-2013, 11:37 PM
I like both versions too, the underpainting has almost an antique look. I love the changes in the compostion, it brings us into the picture in a more intimate way. You nailed the shapes of the canoes, so much harder than they look, beautiful colors. I really love it Lin!

Li
I agree with Li!