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My latest watercolour painting. Partial desaturated version.
The barquentine, 'Waterwitch' (built 1871) gets into trouble leaving the mouth of the river Tyne. Struggling against the angry power of nature as a sudden storm rolls in from the north sea..
Behind is a top gallant schooner, also being beaten back.
In the background, is the red painted 'Groyne' lighthouse (1882), of South Shields.
I've used two Victorian ship photos, as reference for details of the two ships.
Bockingford rough, 10" x 7"
140lb blue-tinted watercolour paper.
Comments on this photo:
Feb 09 2009 17:30 GMT
Wonderful Image !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 09 2009 21:15 GMT
Thank you, beautiful one. Hope you are popping in.
Feb 10 2009 11:32 GMT
Dangerous going in rough ocean .. Very beautiful, eye-catching painting !
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Feb 23 2009 20:12 GMT
The artist in you may have slept a long time, but is coming out now brilliantly! And the more you do, the more experience you get. It is so relaxing.....you forget all your pains and troubles when you're absorbed by painting! Congrats!
Feb 24 2009 01:01 GMT
Thank you very much, Riet.
Anybody can press a button on a camera. But to create an artwork, with just a paint, a brush, and paper? That's another league.
And of course, you are right - I've found it is a fine and pure therapy, for severe, never-ending, chronic pain.
Kind regards and thanks.
Feb 24 2009 10:23 GMT
Wow,-very impressive watercolour!
-Very dramatic scene!
Karl Trausti from Iceland
Jun 02 2009 12:47 GMT
Indeed you have captured the power of the sea, the struggle of sailors. Brilliant and powerful; storms at sea are something I know a little about, having spent a few years of my life out there.
Sep 02 2009 19:47 GMT
lovely image and I've just been looking at your gallery - amazing achievment in such a short time :-)
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