View Full Version : Tanker series

04-19-2004, 12:46 PM
I was just recently told about this forum, so thought I'd post this series which I did last year.

I wouldn't say the ships were unimportant, but I was trying to capture the atmosphere. Particularly in No. 5, the ship is hardly recognisable!

Photos courtesy of http://www.tv-antenna.com/heavy-seas/

All critique welcome.






Diane Cutter
04-20-2004, 12:08 PM
Having spent time on freighters and tug boats, besides our sailboat, this brought back some fond and not-so fond memories of the up and down and roll of the ship. You definitely caught it for me. Very nicely done, without an overemphasis on the ship itself. Definitely caught the mood and motion. I like all of them...


04-20-2004, 03:30 PM
Welcome to the marine forum. I agree with Diane, you captured the feel of the ship very well. In fact that last one made be hold my breath and fear that we wouldn't surface again. :)

Marty C
04-24-2004, 10:40 PM
Hi Pete,
Seeing a tanker tied up at dock it looks huge, solid, massive and stable. Your work shows the true reality, that in the ocean it is a very small object indeed and that the sea can and does throw it where it will. An impressive series, very well done.

04-25-2004, 11:52 AM
Thanks Diane,

a rough sea is always dramatic, but I enjoy the security of a good sized ship in order to appreciate this drama! :)

Thanks Judy,

Although I've been involved with the sea all my life, I've only recently started to paint marine subjects. I'll post a few more on this forum.

Thanks Marty!

You're right! The power of the sea is tremendous. Even a huge tanker is but a cork in a storm!

04-28-2004, 12:26 AM
Thank you for sharing these altogether.. Real eye candy!!!!!!!

04-28-2004, 01:43 AM
Thanks JJ !

real "sea-elephants" aren't they? :D

04-28-2004, 04:27 PM
Very evocative. I feel sea-sick just looking at them!

04-29-2004, 02:03 AM
Thanks Erica!

hope you get well soon! :D