Results 1 to 28 of 28

Thread: Boat Art

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Boat Art

    B0914DAC-84F2-4CEB-9642-A9B655ABBA62.jpg
    I know a bunch of you donít venture up above the Bilge, so I thought to share my latest here.

    I hope you enjoy it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK. Cornwall, Suffolk.
    Posts
    9,382

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Much more painterly than your previous Rob, lovely. Really great light on the boats and I can feel the depth of the clear water.. very well seen.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    n.c. tn
    Posts
    10,215

    Default Re: Boat Art

    definitely enjoy!

    Thanks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Duncan, Vancouver Island
    Posts
    29,333

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Wow! Lovely! Painted with authority.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Posts
    49,575

    Default Re: Boat Art

    That's a shi .... er, a boatload of work, Rob. Beautiful too.
    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,529

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Very nice. Where is it?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Bradford, VT
    Posts
    11,505

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Fantastic!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    The subject is a harbor in Broadstairs UK, provided as a prompt for a challenge called #boatober2022 issued by an online artist friend.

    I could not keep up with the one-a-day pace, so I’m completing them more slowly, now.

    It has been great fun to be provided with prompts, because the images I’ve been working from are excellent, so I only need to capture some of the essence to end up with a good looking piece. I have creatively cropped some of the subject photos, as well as adding and/or subtracting things. It’s been a real test, and great opportunity to improve my skills; which needed honing.

    Of course, I wouldn’t have re-started this artistic journey without the encouragement of so many of you here; including those on this very thread who have materially encouraged me.

    Thank you all for the kind words.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    northern Georgia, or Mississippi Delta USA
    Posts
    26,995

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Good job,Rob.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    2,649

    Default Re: Boat Art

    This one is really good Rob, thanks!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    There is a whole thread with 22 arts up in Misc., in case anyone wants to see more boat art. I have a few more Iíll add to it when theyíre done.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Westminster, Maryland
    Posts
    177

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Hello Rob,

    If you draw a line through the bows of the boats, and another along the line of the beach/water.... they meet just off the right side of your painting.

    Made me wonder.

    Maybe something interesting going on there? Waiting for another painting?

    A

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    n.c. tn
    Posts
    10,215

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Attachment 122686
    How about this for salty? A wooden crab boat, even. Painting lapstrake boats is kinda fun.
    gawd, that's good..



    from misc.. "forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?289661-The-art-of-boatober2022-Well-my-art-from-boatober%85"

    linky for posterity, thanks again.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK. Cornwall, Suffolk.
    Posts
    9,382

    Default Re: Boat Art

    I really like the painterlyness of that one Rob. You are clearly working from photographs, recreating them as paintings as many painters have done, but your twist is it's digital, so there are essentially three layers to the process.

    Did you ever paint in the same style as you are creating here? If not I think you would do well at it, it's 90% seeing, 90% interpretation and 90% hand eye skill.

    Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy for a man of your talents.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Rubicon,WI
    Posts
    1,596

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Was wondering where you were Rob, busy.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    I really like the painterlyness of that one Rob. You are clearly working from photographs, recreating them as paintings as many painters have done, but your twist is it's digital, so there are essentially three layers to the process.

    Did you ever paint in the same style as you are creating here? If not I think you would do well at it, it's 90% seeing, 90% interpretation and 90% hand eye skill.

    Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy for a man of your talents.
    The problem with analog painting is the time and expense involved. Whew! Until this #boatober challenge, I had never used the paintbrush tool on my goofy app, mostly because I prefer colored pencils IRL, and also because the colored pencil tool is so nice to use; itís almost like real pencils.

    In the past, I tried to be a serious artist, and I have worked in many media. I really enjoy heavy bodied acrylics and oils, but the expense is a bit much for a hobby for a guy like me. Iíve been able to pursue art of late because Iíve resigned myself to it being a hobby I pursue to keep me sane, rather than any way to make money. It has given me permission to work at being ďbetterĒ.

    Of course, if someone wanted to pay me a monthís wage to paint something similar on a canvas, Iíd be thrilled. Beyond thrilled. Until then, itís much easier to store these digital files, and much quicker to ďpaintĒ these paintings; I donít have to wait for anything to dry!

    Of course, I still do the Doodles, because theyíre fun as, but I donít really post them here, anymore. Meh. Hereís a recent one, thoughÖ

    AD09C554-93B0-45E1-B515-3F6B84B612D5.jpg

    And another. Iíve taken to drawing on boxes.

    ABDB1BCD-C99F-445C-92C6-8E74EA3431A5.jpg

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    And, again, thank you all for the kind words. These have been fun to do, and Iím thrilled to have been provided lovely photos to work from by internet art friends.

    Iím more than pleased to share them with you all, and I hope they brighten your collective days.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    21,243

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Even before I read the info, I recognized that as Britain. You got the touch!
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rockford, IL
    Posts
    13,228

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Nice! I get the boat themes better than the watchamacallits.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    Posts
    2,421

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Like!

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Indian Land, SC, USA
    Posts
    5,618

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Excellent ! ! ! Great job, Rob . . . .
    Charter Member - - Professional Procrastinators Association of America - - putting things off since 1965 " I'll get around to it tomorrow, .... maybe "

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    I added another to the thread up in Misc.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Kingsville, Ontario
    Posts
    1,025

    Default Re: Boat Art

    I go up there just to see your art and usually find other things of interest too.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    68,294

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan71 View Post
    Hello Rob,

    If you draw a line through the bows of the boats, and another along the line of the beach/water.... they meet just off the right side of your painting.

    Made me wonder.

    Maybe something interesting going on there? Waiting for another painting?

    A
    Yes, you pivot 90 degrees to the right and….

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    East Quogue,NY
    Posts
    25,937

    Default

    That SKY!

    Nice.

    Kevin


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

    Default Re: Boat Art

    I put on more the art on the thread. If you want to see it.

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,242

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    East Quogue,NY
    Posts
    25,937

    Default Re: Boat Art

    Very noyce.

    The shadows are good and you really captured the sun faded polyballs.

    Kevin
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •