View Full Version : Picking up the Pilot

04-07-2017, 10:57 AM
One of 5 paintings I will be submitting to the annual exhibition at St Andrew Blackadder church in North Berwick next weekend. Part of the sale price goes to the church.
Acrylic on canvas 24" X 14"

04-07-2017, 02:07 PM
Here's a slightly better photo, from further back. Top Natural light. Bottom artificial daylight lamp. Camera IPad 2

04-07-2017, 04:33 PM
You have done a nice job of pushing a bright hull and sails into the background on this Jim. Good work!

Probably a pun in here somewhere - pilot whales?

04-07-2017, 04:56 PM
Well actually Dolphins, but I was reminded of the one that used to escort ships through the strait between North and South Island of New Zealand!.
I also thought of things like this, that happen at sea, when it is over so quickly, you wonder if you imagined it!.


04-07-2017, 05:51 PM
lovely painting Jim. We have the killer whales off the shores of Napier each year they are amazing to see.

04-07-2017, 06:13 PM
Napier - heard there was flooding in NZ. All good with you?

05-29-2017, 04:56 AM
I posted a slightly diferent version of this a few weeks ago. It was supposed to go into the Easter exhibition at North Berwick. Unfortunately, on the way our Jack Russell 'Poppy' put her claws through the canvas in several places. Entirely my fault!.
One of my sons is a picture framer, so rather than dump the canvas I asked if he wanted to practice 'restoration' on it. Having patched it up and filled it he brought it back. I touched it up with matched paint as best I could, added the distant ship and a bit of cloud etc.
I think it works

05-29-2017, 06:02 AM
That is beautiful ,so peaceful.

05-29-2017, 07:16 AM
I think the end result is even better . A happy accident :)