In my painting, Seaside Village Boats, I wanted to convey a sense of calm and peace. I used little contrast in values (gray scale). The focal point is the boat on the left front side that has the darkest dark and lightest light. I repeated the dark value in the front building. I also used soft edges. There are a few hard edges, i.e. the 2 front boats. By using little value contrast and soft edges, I was able to achieve a calm mood. French artist, Claude Lorraine was known for his atmospheric and tranquil landscape paintings.
This is a digital painting using traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet).
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