It’s been a long while since I painted anything so I was wondering how much of a fiasco this would turn out to be.    A photo taken by Rupert Curwen (edit:  whoops – actually not.  Rupert’s will be coming shortly) took my fancy a while ago so I asked whether he would mind me using it for boat practice.   The stars came into alignment and I’m very pleased with this.    Not too shabby at all.

First washes.   Going very cautiously here trying to remember how to paint.   Too much caution is usually not a good sign.

Boats pretty much done and I’m feeling good.   Foreground is going in where I try to add the illusion of a lot going on without making it too distracting.

the original photo.


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