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Jim...your work is masterful.  You have control of the depth of field and a good grasp of scale and keeping the ships dimensions correct.

I love your grasp of shadow and the ease of the seas roll and elusion of depth.  Very nice.  This is water color..so you show a very competent  application of color...overlapping, and control of hue.  I struggled with controlling the natural flow of the color to bleed into other colors...you masterfully controlled your medium.

Do you begin with light colors and move to darker or are you introducing acrylic to highlight the darker watercolors?

 

Very impressive work.  I love your water...my favorite are the sailing ships...but any good ship representation(within historical context)is my favorite.

 

Rob

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Hi Rob, I'm afraid I can't really help you with my painting techniques. I haven't studied, nor been trained in watercolour painting.  Infact I use the same technique doing the actual painting whether it is watercolours, Acrylic or even Oils. ( although it's been several years since I used oils.).

Basically, I draw the ships, then colour them in. Unless it is an actual location or event, I paint the sea as I go. No tonal studdies. No thumbnail sketches of composition. No use of warm/cool colours (not intentionally anyway) I see what I want in my minds eye and go for it. I something  start of with the idea of a painting, and by the time I'm finished it has completely changed. 

Hope this helps 

jim

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I just found this and I have to say I'm more than impressed, what a talent you have, I do a bit of drawing (A left over from my tattooing days) but blimey you have an incredible gift there. Will be watching this from now onwards.

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On 28.2.2018 at 2:25 PM, Vegaskip said:

Hi Rob, I'm afraid I can't really help you with my painting techniques. I haven't studied, nor been trained in watercolour painting.  Infact I use the same technique doing the actual painting whether it is watercolours, Acrylic or even Oils. ( although it's been several years since I used oils.).

Basically, I draw the ships, then colour them in. Unless it is an actual location or event, I paint the sea as I go. No tonal studdies. No thumbnail sketches of composition. No use of warm/cool colours (not intentionally anyway) I see what I want in my minds eye and go for it. I something  start of with the idea of a painting, and by the time I'm finished it has completely changed. 

Hope this helps 

Jim

Nice explaination Jim.

it`s fully understandable, keep it up !

 

Nils

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That's a brilliant painting Jim - really catches the fishing village atmosphere

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Did this today

Swordfish about to land on Merchant Aircraft Carrier. Rapana, which has pulled out of the convoy with a Corvette escort to recover her.
Rapana was an oil tanker fitted with a flight deck. She carried her normal cargo, but had four anti submarine Swordfish to help protect the convoy. Although no a/c fron a MAC ever sank a submarine, no ship was ever sunk from a convoy that had a Mac Ship in it
16" X 11"

 

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Superb artistry skill set displayed here......and being a land lubber,... I find those seas fearsome and can feel the onset of sea sickness just by looking at them.

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CL415 'superscooper' water bomber fire fighting aircraft. Designed specifically for Fire Fighting, built originally by Canadair, later by Bombardier. Seen here scooping up water to drop on to a Forrest fire.
15" X 11"
Jim

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Greetings Vegaskip, I am one of those folks that have always looked at paintings like they should be a photograph, A pain in the

butt detail nitpicker.

Your skills and story telling approach have changed that. You, my friend, have a great talent IMHO, from subtle to dynamic and sometimes simultaneously.

I'm looking forward to reviewing your posts, thank you for sharing.

Regards, Harley 

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3 hours ago, Vegaskip said:

Five of the six paintings for the Easter Weekend Exhibition and Sale at St Andrew Blackadder church at North Berwick. Bring your 'plastic'.

Bit out of the way for me, but let me know if you ever do a show somewhere on this side of the pond. 

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