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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Red Boat

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The Red Boat, Oil 8" x 10"
I did this painting yesterday and had some fun with it! Hopefully you can see the bright orange color of the underpainting peeking through! Thanks for your tips on photographing artwork. I can't wait to try them tomorrow!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like your boat paintings. Nice job with the orange paint showing through.

Karen Winters said...

That underpainting is a great idea - really makes it glow. Nice job as always, Leslie

David Larson Evans said...

Wonderful.

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Leslie.

L.Holm said...

Love it!! I used to keep my sailboat at a marina south of Annapolis on the Chesapeake. Reminds me of those glorious harbor mornings...
beautiful painting.

Jala Pfaff said...

Extreme gorgeousness!!!! One of my all-time favorites of yours.

I posted on my knife-abstract process. Thank you for asking about it.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

That red boat just draws my eye right in. The red underpainting really helps harmonize the color of the red boat, without those hints of color the red boat would probably stand out too much. Beautiful!

LSaeta said...

Thanks Karen, David and Edward. I like the colors - I need to paint in these tones more!

LSaeta said...

Liz - glad I could bring back some memories of your boat. Send me some pictures and I will paint it! Jala - glad you like this one. I think it is the colors that makes it different. Kim - I wish I had intentionally planned for the hints of the undertone to balance out the color of the red boat. It was more by accident, I think!

rahina qh said...

sky, sea, boats, lighting.... all play in harmony in this painting, r.

LSaeta said...

Rahina - thanks so much. Sometimes it just works when I don't even plan it. Call it beginner's luck!

LSaeta said...

Jala - I just went to your blog and LOVED your post abut the process of your beautifully large abstract knife paintings. Thank you!

Karen Bruson said...

Leslie, Another beautiful painting! I am amazed at how quickly you can paint.

LSaeta said...

Thanks Karen - these are small ones, usually 8" x 10" so they don't take too long. I can finish one in a day if I can keep the interruptions to a minimum ... but that is tough!

Jala Pfaff said...

You're quite welcome.

Dean Grey said...

Great use of color here. Very lively.

-Dean

Clydetta said...

Quite beautiful...happiness....love the red!!

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