Friday, April 06, 2012

Flat Line


This line of boats waiting on the mud flats for the tide to reach them is a common sight in coastal communities. The vivid colours of the boats are reflected in the water and the wet mud.  Bumpers made from old tires are common as seen here, as well as the traditional white or coloured bumpers.  For a larger view, or to purchase click here.



This is in oil, still using a palette knife on an 8" x 16" panel.  I may have the palette knife out of my system for a little while, as I return to other brush paintings.  The smooth surface seems almost foreign after wielding a knife in the paint.

6 comments:

Margaret Ryall said...

Love the energy of these boats as they rest.

Sue Pownall said...

This is a lovely series.

Katherine Thomas said...

I like this composition very, very much! The three boats in a row, yet each unique and special. It's a good story and a well executed painting!

Jeanette said...

The paint application with a knife really gives a new feel and life to paintings.

Thank you Sue.

Thanks Katherine. The boats have a bond, yet are distinct,that is what I hoped comes across.

Anita said...

Love these boats - so vibrant.

Hedera said...

I really like the energy and vibrancy of this new work too Jeanette.