Saturday, June 27, 2009

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Close ups.

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This is my latest submission to Karin Jurick's DSFDF. I found the colors in the reference photo to be interesting. The main attraction for me was the green boat against the red swim suit...all of which is surrounded by subdued,grayed, blues. I had some fun playing in those waves. Hope you enjoy it!

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Genesis 1:9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.

50 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! I especially admire the way you gave the boat a vintage/rustic look. Dean-o you're the man!

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  2. Your treated the water wonderfully! Nice work, Dean. I agree with Sheila, the weatherbeaten appearance of the boat is a good look for this image.

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  3. Great job Dean, I really like the movement of the waves and the heavy bits of paint.

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  4. You've elevated a very ordinary reference to another level. You found structure in the waves I couldn't see in the (very flat) photo. NICE!

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  5. Can see you had fun Deano! Had a look at the others on Karin's blog, and definitely yours takes top honours.

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  6. what a nice piece. I love that subtle green on your boat, and I appreciate your scriptures thank you.


    ps my word verification is " reate" do you think God is having fun !
    maybe he's say................C ............(see) you will find me when you look for me.

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  7. Thanks, Sheila! As always, I truly appreciate your comments 'cause you're the woman! :)

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  8. Hi, Cathyann! Thanks...I appreciate it

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  9. Thank you, Vern...I appreciated that you pointed that out.

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  10. Thanks a lot, Lesley! I just got back from visiting your fine blog! Inspiring!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by, Irit!

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  12. Thank you, Liz...I love seeing all the submissions to DSFDF!

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  13. Hi, Dominique...Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoy the scriptures.
    I love your ps! Very uplifting! :)

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  14. Thank you, Elizabeth S.

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  15. I love the texture you have created here, the underpainting peeking through in all the right places is outstanding!

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  16. soft colors, just enough texture, lovely!

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  17. Great job, Dean! The heavy paint gives life to the waves and I really like the weathered look you gave the boat.

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  18. Great painting, Dean - excellent job with the waves.

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  19. Hi, Angela...thanks for mentioning the under painting showing through. It's a ploy I enjoy using...glad you think it worked here.

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  20. Hi, Gwen...Thanks for stopping and commenting! Each comment hopefully gives me a clue about what is right or wrong about a painting. Thanks.

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  21. Thank you, Edward, my friend.

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  22. Dean, Very nice job, the boat has such a presence. I think you are a very talented artist. You paint a lot and it shows in your work.

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  23. Well done, Dean!!
    BOATS are really not easy to paint, either!!

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  24. beautiful, Dean. Love the colors in the shadow side of the hull, and the water feels like waves. fantastic.

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  25. Dean, this is perfect! I'm ready to dive in!

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  26. This is absolutely outstanding..Well done and I like the color of boat...You rock! :)

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  27. This is wonderful! I love the subtle colors and highlights!

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  28. Dean, love the way you handled the colores for the woman, the boat and the ripples. They are very harmonious. It is a great painting!

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  29. Dean,
    Your palette is wonderful but I especially like the way you captured her posture
    Kathleen

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  30. Very nice work! Love the water and the vintage boat look.

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  31. excellent dean
    the water is very convincing and
    i love the wear and tear on the boat!

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  32. One of my favorites, Dean...great job!

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  33. Wow Dean, this is one of my favourites, the colours youve chosen are very realistic, the handling of the water is superb!

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  34. Thank you, Barbara, for those glowing words of support! We all need that now and then.

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  35. Thank you, Marian...This is the first rowboat I have ever painted. I'm glad you believe I was successful.

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  36. Thanks, Liz! Glad you like the water. I kept going back into those waves adding paint and colors that I was real close to a bad overworking.

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  37. Come on in, Marianne! The water's fine!

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  38. Thank you, Megha! Hope I don't rock the boat! Lol. ;)

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  39. Thanks, Deb. Always a pleasure to "see" you!

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  40. very well done. Simple and direct. Another good un Dean

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  41. Really nice. I love the texture and subtle colors.

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  42. Your work is just gorgeous, Dean. I absloutely love this, and especially like how you painted the reflections and the waves in the water.

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  43. Always one of my favorite entries, Dean! Thanks for posting the close ups, it really shows off your color choices and movement in the water.

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  44. I love how you played with these colors Dean! Lovely work!

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