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04-01-2017, 03:26 PM
There was a comment in another thread that water painted from a cruise ship wouldn't be calm; that the wake of the ship would ruin the scene. This is a small painting I did from a photograph I took from the deck of a cruise ship at sunset that shows otherwise. This is the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Central America. The water was very calm; almost no waves anywhere. The photo may appear a bit dark on some monitors; at least it is on mine.

As the Sun Sets as Sea
5 x 7 inches - sorry, but I don't remember the paper of pastels used.

Charles Perera
04-01-2017, 07:02 PM
OK lets allow cruise ships on the ocean !!


04-02-2017, 01:53 AM
OK lets allow cruise ships on the ocean !!


:) But only the least polluting variety Charles. The one my husband and I travel with is Holland America, and the last I heard they are the industry leader of environmental concerns.

04-02-2017, 05:14 AM
The sky / clouds are beautifully rendered. Inspiring work.👌


Frances Obie
04-02-2017, 09:41 AM
A beautiful composition. Great sense of distance - I love the layering of clouds leading the eye towards the horizon. The subtle sparkles on the water are just enough.

04-02-2017, 03:06 PM
Thank you Mike. I find water and skies to be inspirational in all condition in which they can be found.

04-02-2017, 03:08 PM
Thank you Frances. I suspect we are of one heart where these scenes are concerned.

04-02-2017, 03:09 PM
Thank you Mike. I find water and skies to be inspirational in all condition in which they can be found.

me too :)

lovely sky

04-02-2017, 04:56 PM
I love the big blue cloud. Lovely painting.

04-02-2017, 07:07 PM
Very atmospheric and you've captured the expansiveness of the ocean. What a lovely painting!

04-03-2017, 06:03 AM
Very nicely done Peggy (and not an easy subject). Thanks for sharing.

- Srineet.

04-03-2017, 03:01 PM
thank you all for the kind comments.

04-04-2017, 07:48 PM
Lovely sky Peggy - and those little shimmery highlights on the water are perfect!

04-05-2017, 02:11 AM
Thank you Tammy. Those shimmery spots are fun; like putting the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae.

Donna T
04-05-2017, 08:17 AM
That's a beautiful sky, Peggy, and a good reminder of how a very simply painted land or sea enhances the drama in the sky. A fleet of cruise ships following yours might have changed the feel of the painting!

04-08-2017, 02:04 AM
Thank you Donna. It is a big ocean, and the only time we've ever seen several cruise ships in our vicinity is when we are close to land or docked somewhere. Ocassionally we will see container ships, but only from a distance.

04-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Really wonderful... fantastic sky!!

04-09-2017, 06:53 PM
Really wonderful... fantastic sky!!
Thank you.