View Full Version : Geometrical Red against Blue

sea dangler
08-31-2017, 07:24 AM
Acrylic sketch on paper size 7x13 inches
When this ship with 5 cranes,arrived in Liverpool after a 18.000 mile voyage from Shanghai ,I was struck how the red cranes made great shapes against the background buildings,so i had to paint the scene.
Dave,C&C welcomehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2017/1985495-rsz_007_4.jpg

09-02-2017, 12:54 AM
Dave - Wonderful action in the mid-distance - Areas of interest are nicely complemented by the open sky/water & the tiny tug boat gives scale to the scene - Well Done !


09-02-2017, 01:14 AM
Great detail. I sometimes put objects in the center and get called out for it, but I kinda like the tugboat there! Great work!

sea dangler
09-04-2017, 04:41 PM
Thank you for your comment Michael.

sea dangler
09-05-2017, 04:35 PM
Thank you for your comment muddytonic.

09-08-2017, 02:54 AM
Yeah, the tugboat breaks the rule, but it works. This is very well done, especially the natural-looking lighting and the use of colot. Nice work!

sea dangler
09-08-2017, 04:14 PM
Thank you for your comment AnnieA.

09-19-2017, 08:59 PM
Dave what a nice powerful composition....love the reds. good stuff.

sea dangler
09-24-2017, 03:58 PM
Derek,thanks for your comment.I forget which colors that i mixed to match the red of this Chinese ship.

10-06-2017, 07:05 AM
I really like this scene. I love all the straight lines and angles and the red against the blues is really striking. The tug breaks up the foreground really nicely.

sea dangler
11-25-2017, 05:03 AM
Thank you for your comment Kay.