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vegaskip
02-23-2017, 06:38 AM
Number four in a series of five going to the USA. Lots of narrative supplied from eyewitness statements, along with some photos. The ship is the Liberty ship 'Saugrain'. Her prop has just been blown off by a torpedoe from a previous 'Kate' . This one is about to hit No2 hold.
Drawing done on Tuesday. The painting Wednesday morning and afternoon with a break for lunch and walk the dog.
Watercolour A3 16" X 11"
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vegaskip
02-23-2017, 06:39 AM
First paint
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vegaskip
02-23-2017, 06:41 AM
Fill in more sea,and more detail.
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vegaskip
02-23-2017, 06:46 AM
Add background, should really have tracer but I don't like doing it.
Photos taken with iPad under same 'daylight' lamp I paint under.
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Trumper
02-23-2017, 07:14 AM
That's great ,thanks for posting the WIP .Are the 5 paintings going to the same person?

vegaskip
02-23-2017, 07:28 AM
One to a museum.
Jim

gebhm
02-23-2017, 11:00 AM
Very nice as usual!

NeilF92
02-23-2017, 11:15 AM
Looks great.

RegisR
02-23-2017, 11:34 AM
I like it and the water, as always is a careful study on my part. It is intriguing how you add the lighter colors and darker colors of the waves to create the illusion of depth.

When you add the 'froth' at the top of the waves, it appears that you use the watercolor white in close to what would be a thick paste, is this correct?

vegaskip
02-23-2017, 12:01 PM
I like it and the water, as always is a careful study on my part. It is intriguing how you add the lighter colors and darker colors of the waves to create the illusion of depth.

When you add the 'froth' at the top of the waves, it appears that you use the watercolor white in close to what would be a thick paste, is this correct?

Dead right, neat gouache in this case W&N Designers Gouache Zink White. The darker part of the waves are also almost neat watercolour or at least pretty thick. Dragging it out lightens it, maybe helped with a wetter brush.
Jim