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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Unity and Strength in Art, My Painting "Island Boats"




In my painting, Island Boats (top) I wanted to paint the colorful boats in the busy harbour. My focal area is where the yellow and white boats overlap. The diagonal line of boats creates an interesting pattern and movement through the painting. When you look at the boats, you can see I used 2 point linear perspective. The two sides of the boats move towards different vanishing points on the horizon line. The mast on the white boat overlaps the mid ground and background linking the planes together and maintaining unity.  The mast is at right angles to the white boat and this contributes to harmony and strength of the overall painting. The lower painting is by Monet, Boats on Beach Club. Monet did a number of paintings with boats. Monet also used boats' masts to link planes and create harmony and strength.


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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