Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NAVIGATING THE NORTHWEST


For my latest painting I revisited an excursion by boat through some of the channels along the passage between Vancouver Island and the west coast of British Columbia.

I started with a line drawing of the boat we were on, the MV David B, and put the misty, forested mountains which drop down to the deep sea as a background for the painting.

 After I masked out the areas I wanted to preserve from washes of color, I floated in some rainbow pigments and a sky blue.

 I added some loose shapes for the dark mountains and the first wash for the sea water.

 Over the earlier washes I added more details to the mountains and sea.

 When those layers were dry, I removed the masking so I could finish the boat and add more details to the water.

I decided to call it “Navigating the Northwest.”
This 11x14 inch painting and several others are available for purchase on my Etsy site, Watercolors by Leenie.

6 comments:

joeh said...

Fun to see the different stages the end result is excellent.

Alica said...

Watching your paintings come together is fascinating to me. I couldn't do it, but it's fun to watch the process, and to see the beautiful end result. The northwest is for sure a great subject for your paintings!

fishducky said...

Another beautiful painting!!

Linda Sue said...

SKILLS! you are a ninja of water color!

Terry and Linda said...

Very well done!

Linda
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Val said...

I'm not much of a water-lover, but I do like your vessel.