View Full Version : Sailing on Uncharted Waters - Finished

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Hey there :wave: Been working diligently towards my show in September. This is the second in a series of ocean sailing. My first sailboat and not totally happy with it. The boat is foreshortened in the photo and it drove me nutz - had some help from a sailing friend.

I did, however, have fun with those waves - using a shaper to get the curvature of the wave.

C&C - although not totally finished. I see here that the clouds are showing too yellow (my photo) and the water is not showing up as saturated darks in the painting. So forgive the poor photo.

18 x 24, mounted Wallis


07-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Luscious brilliant blues all around!
I wanna be there.


Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 01:50 PM
Thanks Cindy - I do too, maybe that's why I am painting this series.

I've got the rigging left to do and will try to get a better photo - the cyans are not showing up as such.

Deborah Secor
07-09-2007, 02:01 PM
:thumbsup: Looks terrific, Kat. Nice composition and good color. Yum!


Donna T
07-09-2007, 02:11 PM
Awesome water! This is so nice. I like the mountain in the background and your beautiful sky too. I need to get a color shaper, what size is most useful? I think they usually come in sets and I never know whether to go for the small or the large.

Donna T

07-09-2007, 02:19 PM
Kathryn...I absolutely love this ...having spent many of my summers and falls sailing It makes me wish I was back on the water right now.. Great job! Mike
Would like to see the first one:)

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 02:22 PM
Your wish is my command, Mike:


Piper Ballou
07-09-2007, 02:22 PM
Fantastic....you might have called this sailing on uncharted waters, but you knew what you were doing...very nice

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 02:23 PM
Donna - I've used the little small pointed one on up to this half round shaper.

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 02:24 PM
Piper - you actually "got" the title - I am painting on uncharted waters, thus the titles for these two paintings - :)

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 02:27 PM
:thumbsup: Looks terrific, Kat. Nice composition and good color. Yum!


Thanks Deborah - even "yummier" in person - :wave:

07-09-2007, 04:55 PM

you found some use for PB15.4 besides socks! Beautiful paintings - love the sky over the sailboat -and that PB15.4 water is so outstanding: you gals are on a roll after NM - must have been the water or the taco's! :D

Kathryn Day
07-09-2007, 05:37 PM
Hi Kat, your series is expanding! I love the sky and am enjoying the tension in the painting from the tilted sailboat. Nice work.

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 05:38 PM
BlueFish - PB15.4 ????

'splain yourself - :)

Kathryn - we x-posted - thanks! I am really liking working with this shaper. Almost like brush painting the way I am using it.

bruce johnson
07-09-2007, 06:38 PM
Very nice painting Kathryn.... just one thought though... I wonder if the hills could be a deep olive green or some colour that would really punch up the aerial perspective.. and give the sea some punch...just a thought.. its a fabulous composition... :clap: :thumbsup:

Mary Brigid
07-09-2007, 06:38 PM
gorgous work Kathryn. I love the tilt of the boat.... I can feel the breeze.
Mary Brigid

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 07:12 PM
Bruce - I'll give it a try on the fore mountain - I like the back mountain IRL, so will let that one be.

Mary, thanks for the kind comment!

07-09-2007, 07:51 PM
Kat, the contrast and tension of the directions of the lines in this piece really make the composition. Very nicely done.

Kathryn Wilson
07-09-2007, 08:02 PM
Oh, I must give credit to the photographer - this is another of Carlanna's photos in the RIL. She has such great photos to work from.

Mikki Petersen
07-10-2007, 01:01 AM
Go Kathryn! This is another stunner! Should really show well.


07-10-2007, 04:51 AM
wow Kathryn,this is soooooo beaituful,so life like,and I love the light,and the sea colours and everything about it
wonderful work, there are so many talented people here!!

Pat Isaac
07-10-2007, 08:08 AM
Just great, Kat. I really like the blues of your water and the distant sailboats add a nice touch.
PB15.4 must have something to so with blues socks.....

cal studio
07-10-2007, 08:24 AM
These are beautiful!! Specially love the composition on the boat painting!! Angles are great!

Kathryn Wilson
07-10-2007, 09:25 AM
Here's the final - thanks for all the great comments.


K Taylor-Green
07-10-2007, 11:05 AM
A wonderful piece, Kat. Someplace I'd like to see. too.

07-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Oh, Kat, this is wondermous. The colors are fantastic...yummy actually. Now I want to go sailing or be on some body of water!

Good luck on your show.

07-11-2007, 01:18 AM
these are beautifull Kathrın, I love seascapes, and your's are wonderfull and so rich in color and warmth!

Karen Margulis
07-12-2007, 09:59 AM
How did I miss this!!! I love it!! I bet it is just stunning in real life!!! Do more!!


M Douglas
07-12-2007, 10:14 AM
Beautiful paintings! Makes me want to be on the water!


Kathryn Day
07-12-2007, 10:55 AM
Beautiful finish, Kat. I love those touches of green/turquoise in the water and the subtle hints of pink and yellow in the clouds.

Paula Ford
07-12-2007, 01:09 PM
I just love this Kat! The colors are so vibrant. I can just feel the warmth of the sun, the cool of the splashing water, and the excitement of the movement of the boat. Beautifully done!


07-12-2007, 06:17 PM
Kat....I always reply to my first instincton opening the thread,,,,,I love the peachy color of the sky, but if just a few strokes of that great color were reflected in the water splash, I think the composition would hold together better....the horion line seems to create 2 paintings.

07-12-2007, 06:20 PM
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