Saturday, April 09, 2011

Bandon Oregon Sailboat

"Shade In Bandon Oregon"

16"x20" Oil on Canvas


Ok, just finished up the sailboat in Bandon, Oregon today. Geeze this one took forever to finish. Too many distractions lately. This is why an artist needs a studio up in the hills. I'm happy with it but of course there are always things I wish I had done differently...like the boot stripe color. By the way... a boot stripe is the line of color (here a pale greenish blue) painted above the bottom paint (here a dark red). That boot stripe is actually the same color as the stripe just under the cap rail and gunnel (the deck edge). I made a slightly darker mix of it when painting the boot stripe but it blended too much with the still wet paint of the hull so it reads lighter now. Also, the bottom paint should have been a true red darkened down with ultramarine blue but I used alizarin crimson just because that is my normal operating red. In this painting I don't like the crimson. Most bottom paint red is a dull true red color. Also, there is that loose thing...hahaha.


Still, I think it works and now on to the next painting.

10 comments:

Mick Carney said...

I also think it works. Lovely piece Ron.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Mick...I like the finish here and this will have to do for now. On to the next.

Marian Fortunati said...

Your work is absolutely amazing, Ron!!!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
Thanks a lot for the nice comment.. I really appreciate it Marian!

Teresa said...

Love it! This came out beautiful!!!Great work Ron! :O)

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Teresa. Glad you caught the final work on the painting. Hope all is well with you.

suzannepaints said...

How nice you showed your progression. Love the finish!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Suzanne. I usually post more pics when doing a WIP but my poor little camera has been on the road to dying and I have just spent 20 minutes with it today and it looks like that's the end of that.

I'm not crazy about how my larger camera takes pics of the art work but I guess now I'll have to work that out, hahaha. Thanks again!

Damon said...

Great painting, Ron. Though I am biased as the sailboat (named Penelakut) is owned by my father.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Damon,
I can totally understand your bias with the painting of the Penelakut....cool to finally know the name. She's a great looking sailboat. Going to answer your Dad's email. Thanks Damon!