Maritime Fine Art - Original Paintings of Classic Sailing Yachts and Those Who Sail Them
February: Accepted into the 2016 Permanent Collection of the US Coast Guard.
The 14th District 45 escourted by a newborn Spinner Dolphin with Mom and his Aunts off shore Oahu
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Aurora Photograph by Doug Wheelock taken from orbit aboard the ISS 2010
Passing over Kitty Hawk
24x36 O/Russian Linen
Joining Unity with Zarya
US Astronaut Jim Newman making umbilical connections
between the US "UNITY" and Russian "Zarya"
elements of the ISS. A reflection of the first flight
at Kitty Hawk in his visor as the ISS passes over
Private Collection JSC Houston
Earth from L5
40 x 30 O/C
League City Texas
30 x 24 O/C
More Contemporary Art
It starts with a drawing - I use a brush with India Ink
Then areas are darkened with Payne's Gray Oil
The wood Grain is added with Raw Umber
A thin wash of blue for the sail and a wash of Burnt Sienna and Purple Lake on the hull - the sail is washed with Senniler Warm Grey
Water is added and the sail get another wash.
The water is darkened with Burnt Sienna and detail
is added to the hull - details to the bowsprit and line
Finally everything gets a wash to soften and highlights
are added to the water.
The wood has amazing depth and dimension
Working with a good base
image and using multiple washes creates the appearance of real wood and cloth. The metal parts are tinged with green
the hull has distress marks
Given all that it is still incomplete....
to finish a painting
one must shoot the artist!