Monday, October 22, 2012

Balclutha Out of Bristol

I was rummaging through my grandfather's files again, since I had a hankering for another ship painting. I found this one, which I assume Grandpa also did a version of since it paint specks on it - how cool is that? The original painting (by Oswald Brett) is based on an actual incident wherein the cargo ship Balclutha nearly sank off the Bristol coast. I liked the action, color and the fact that my daughter now lives in Bristol! It was fun to do, with all the various textures of sea, sky, canvas and hull. (I used 300 lb Arches, which is sweet paper!)

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