Fishing Boat – Day 6 of 30 in 30

Time for a boat I thought this morning.     I’ve had both successes and stinkers with boats but when they work they’re great fun to do.

Steps below:

Starting in with the painting I went straight for the boat.    Both with drawing and painting I find the best path is to do the bit that interests you the most first.  No saving things for last here.

I was still fairly happy at this point.  Nothing is stated too definitely – especially the gubbins that seems to be in the back of all boats – and I was feeling good.   Next step was the scary part – the water!

And here he is with the background and ropes and stuff quickly put in.     The horizon is actually straight – I just didn’t have the editing tool handy.   Pretty happy with this although sometimes when I leave paintings on display for a few days I go off them.  We’ll see.

7 thoughts on “Fishing Boat – Day 6 of 30 in 30

  1. I love your boats, so colorful. And just a touch of the gubbins in the back, letting us imagine it. Very nice water, it's so hard to make it interesting, and you've done that!

  2. This is my favorite so far of this 30 in 30. A double decker bus!!! And it's really standing there on the pavement, and well composed with its surroundings. Well done.

  3. It's always good when the gubbins turns out well 🙂 Water is still a bit of a mystery for me so I was very happy with the result.

  4. Thanks again Bobbi. Both this and the plane were done in a moleskine sketchbook. The surface is somewhat different to my usual watercolor paper and it makes you paint in a more direct way. It must be having an effect as I'm liking both the plane and the bus.

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