View Full Version : First Marine Painting.

07-11-2004, 05:03 PM
Here is a painting of the old Port Isabel Texas Yatch Hotel, and basin, back in the 1960s. I was working as a fishing guide out of there when I did this painting,. It is acrylic on 30"X22" 300 lb watercolor paper. Took the photo after the painting was under glass so it is not to sharp or color correct.



07-11-2004, 05:06 PM
Hello Jack,

Welcome to the Marine Art forum. Your painting is great (huge piece indeed), the boats are very realistic.



Marty C
07-11-2004, 07:45 PM
Hi Jack,
Beautiful rendering on those boats. Great job on the backround, detailed enugh to clearly see what is there but subdued enough to not detract from the focal areas.
I bet when you were painting this that you didn't consider the historical aspect - most of those boats are probably gone and the hotel has probably undergone some change too. You have captured a moment in time that some folks would be particularly interested in.

Lady Carol
07-18-2004, 12:33 AM
Jack I am thoroughly impressed with your paintings. This being no exception.

07-18-2004, 01:28 AM
lovely atmostphere and palette...old worldy...again love the atmostphere..
working large is great isn't it? I've just gone from these dimensions to a little piece about 12" x 8"!!! :D
mutters to self...MUST work on atmostphere!!...

07-18-2004, 11:29 AM
Cool painting! I liked the shape of the boats in the 50s and 60s better than now. The windows in the front of the lower cabins are nice, now they just have like a big wall there. Lorijo

07-21-2004, 05:13 AM
Excellent painting---------well done---------Alan

07-21-2004, 05:03 PM
Well the glass did not seem to hurt it much. I love it :clap: :( :angel:

07-23-2004, 07:44 AM
Mighty impressive work no matter how many, but even more so to know its a first :eek:
Really like the solidness of it and sunshine

good work, well done indeed