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.
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.