View Full Version : Hiking out in Grenada

05-10-2004, 11:37 AM
Thought I give people a try in this one. Very exciting to watch sailors when they are hiking out. Want to do more of the same with variety in a race.
Do you think it needs more action? This is not the comlete picture more sail shows and the right side of the boat shows more also.2003maryann

05-10-2004, 12:23 PM
The composition on this is terrific in showing action. A couple of suggestions: Show a bit more spray on the left side of the boat. Strengthen your shadows to emphasize not only the bright sunlight but the lean of the people.


05-10-2004, 03:24 PM
You are apparently very talented. As much as I would be willing to offer input, I'm afraid you have exceeded my level of ability.

Might I ask if you are in the US military?

Edited to say: Well no. I guess you wouldn't be on a sailboat in that case.

05-10-2004, 07:24 PM
It's a wonderful action scene!

Marty C
05-10-2004, 09:38 PM
Hi Mary Ann,
Great composition with great rendering really gets the viewer right into the action. The feel of speed is palpable. Terrific.

05-11-2004, 01:51 AM
I agree with the others Maryann. I think you did a wonderful job capturing the action in this one. I like the intensity on the faces. Great job.
Don :)

Lady Carol
05-11-2004, 06:24 PM
If it gets more action the boat will flip.

Don't touch it. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-12-2004, 11:12 AM
WOW! Thank you one and all for all your comments and suggestions.
I think I will pursue more hiking out scenes in the future. I will take into consideration the shadowing but in another painting. No I am not in the military, never have been. Left the US in 1997, did a transalantic on my 34ft sailboat and ended up in the caribbean in 1998. Been here ever since. Actually took up watercolors in Grenada and am self taught, since 1998.
I have to admit poster board was easy in how the paint went on so smoothly.
Maybe I was just lucky but I enjoyed this one very much.

05-12-2004, 12:01 PM
:clap: Terrific painting Maryann so full of life. I can almost feel the wind from here - LOL . Look forward to seeing more. :)