Here is an interesting attempt at one thing that transformed into another. This started off as a sailboat, but I could see that it wasn’t going the way I wanted it to, so I scraped a portion of it and redid the boat as a rowboat. Oh the horror! How would you like to be a stately sailboat one day and demoted to a lowly rowboat the next? The problem I seem to be having is that I want to keep the images loose when painting with a palette knife, but have a little trouble doing that. I could see that as this painting progressed, the water and sky were staying quite loose, but the boat was taking on a level of detail that made me uncomfortable. It’s not that I couldn’t have completed the boat with all its detail and complexity, but that wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. I’ll have to try again and see if I can get it to end where I want.
I think I need to get away from the water for a bit and do a nice Bob Ross landscape. 😉
9×12 inch oil on Raymart museum quality linen panel.