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Old 04-27-2012, 08:05 PM
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Blue Tranquility - Sailboat in Monochrome

I've always wanted to do a boat painting. I started small, only 8 x 10. I was finally motivated by "Paint My Photo"'s monthly challenge to do a painting in monochrome. I really enjoyed the challenge. I only used 5 colors... Dark Navy, Navy, Mid blue, True Blue and a Sky Blue. On pastelmat with Sennies.

I started on a cream colored base, and it made for some interesting tonal values. Even though I never wavered from my palette, it created some grays, violets and looks kind of neat peeking through the blue. It really created some interest, I think. What do you think?

Critiques very welcome!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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Re: Blue Tranquility - Sailboat in Monochrome

Very tranquil feel to this, Lucy. Nicely done!

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: Blue Tranquility - Sailboat in Monochrome

I think you did a fantastic job, especially with the boat and water reflections. Your limited palette worked!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Blue Tranquility - Sailboat in Monochrome

Great choice of scene for the palette Lucy! The reflections and hidden moon are some great touches, and the boat looks like a wonderful haven from the elements
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