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Alan Cross
09-16-2003, 11:03 PM

Title: Nearing the Point
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 22X30 Inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Full sheet watercolor of fishing boats....

My usual fishing boats....any comments welcome.
Alan :)

09-16-2003, 11:12 PM
The sky works better here than in the last of the type you posted. Love the boats, properly salty. Would like to see a little green in the water, but perhaps more decorative this way.


09-17-2003, 02:49 AM
the usual suspects
but arranged with a greater harmony and progression.

Alan Cross
09-17-2003, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by jerryW
the usual suspects
but arranged with a greater harmony and progression.

Thanks Jerry I am doing a few more of these upcoming show....

Bob yes a bit of green would not be out of place..
Alan :)

pero lane
09-17-2003, 01:31 PM
Here it all works together!! Love that red boat!:D

Wayne Gaudon
09-17-2003, 01:38 PM
fave of the three .. do these sell well or are you testing the waters with the next show? Just curious.

Alan Cross
09-17-2003, 01:43 PM
Thanks Pat for your comments....

Wayne well I do live on the west coast and these are very good sellers.....I am trying to get a good one for my invite....

Alan :)

Wayne Gaudon
09-17-2003, 01:57 PM
that's a good thing when you have a seller and you enjoy the process. :D

Alan Cross
09-17-2003, 02:01 PM
Yes well you do have to pay the bills so until them stop selling I keep painting them....lol
Alan :)

09-17-2003, 05:17 PM
this is very tasty.. can see how these would sell easily! nice colors and love the water...kinda like the blues!!

Alan Cross
09-17-2003, 09:16 PM
Thanks Sarah for your nice comments.
Alan :)

09-17-2003, 10:04 PM
Hello, Allan

While I like the way you have painted the sky and sea, I am distracted by the way all of the boats are in such a strait line--what I mean is, that if the water is moving so, the boats would bob more; possibly be at differing angles to each other.

I have some experience with different seas, and it seems to me that the boats are not behaving as they should, given the weather.

Also, being powered, they would have wakes.

Alan Cross
09-17-2003, 10:17 PM
Hi and thanks for your comments as I make these up and have not had much experence on the ocean is problly the reson I sometimes get them wrong

Alan :)