Monday, March 4, 2013

Old Sailboat Painting

Sailboat Painting, 16" x 20", mixed media

My husband suggested I put some paintings in his office.   So, I was inspired by the old vintage sailboat paintings I see in many of the beach homes.  I thought something more masculine for a law office than a floral. So, I looked online for a nice photo of a sailboat.   After I had painted it for the first time.  It was all fresh and crisp.  This would not do.

I wanted the painting  to feel vintage.  So, I glazed the whole painting to bring it down and reduce the brightness.  I used my usual painting and sanding method along with a palette knife to drag the paint around. 

The closeups show have fun it is to look at all the texture and detail. 

Ok, so this is our family room, but I gotta try it out first, right?


martinealison said...

Vous avez raison ma chère Diana de vouloir profiter un petit peu de votre oeuvre !
Je suis certaine que celle-ci doit plaire énormément à votre époux.
J'aime beaucoup les nuances de couleurs et votre touche.
C'est sincèrement un excellent travail.
Gros bisous à vous.

Lisa Graham said...

You did a lovely job Diana. It does have an aged look to it. The layers and details are so well done.