9/8/08

Needs a "Title" 18x12


(No title yet!) 18x12"

Finally, I get an image up! I've been working on this one for a couple of months now, and the only thing that has kept me from posting it is, well, kids. And, my crazy work habits! Once I finished it, I took it to critique and got a few suggestions. Gosh, if it wasn't for a few extra eyes, I'd probably have framed it only to later find something wrong. Isn't that the case?

Anyway, I need a fun title for this third and final marine piece. The first two marina pieces are called "Boats With Ropes" and "Bouy Dance". I'm looking for something that has a twist to it, with a boat-like pun in it. Post a title in my "comments" folder, below, and if I pick it (in December), I'll award a free giclee' of it! As always, I took a progression of photos of the work in progress.


First starting out with an underpainting of an intense orange of Createx Pure Pigment paint, I lightly sketched in the scene to be painted with a pastel pencil. As seen in the photo above, I have started to "block in" some areas. I seemed to want to go right to that beautiful water!


Here, I have established my values. Darkest darks and lightest lights. This includes the tops of the boats and sky as the lightest, and then the stripes and parts of the deep water for the darkest values. I seemed to have started too soon with some details. (I'm supposed to leave the details for last)


At this point, I'm adding in the mid-tones in the water and am beginning to establish the distant shoreline.


Now, I'm beginning to take time here, watching especially the values of the boats and the reflections in the water. I'm at a point where the details started to take over. I'm careful to look at how the reflections are formed, where they are going and if they read accurately.


Finally finished!

I also have this posted on Wetcanvas with several title ideas!
Now, do you have an idea for a title?

6 comments:

Lowell said...

How about "Bumpers" or "Fenders"
That's the first thing that I noticed. Why, I don't know.
This is a VERY nice piece of work. You did beautifully on the water and the background trees.

Lowell

Donna T said...

Nice piece, Brenda! Thanks for showing the steps. That orange underpainting really makes the blue water sparkle. "Slipmates" popped into my head when I was thinking about the interaction between the boats.

B Boylan said...

Thanks Lowell and Donna.
These are great titles...hope to get more suggestions in the pool.

B Boylan said...

Ok,
I've had a few very good suggestions that I got from my post on Wetcanvas. Here they are:

mooz49: Still Waters, or Still Waters at _________.
Marty C: Serendipity, A Glimmer of Rope, Buoyant, Mooring Glory.
Lea51: At Anchor
TxAggieDarlin: Autmn Mast
Floating Dove: Anchored Reflections
Amurphy: Roped and Tide

I'm really liking these suggestions. Will have to decide at some point. If you have an idea what to n/Users/brendaboylan/Desktop/above blacktail.sm.jpgame this piece, just post!
Smiles,
Brenda

B Boylan said...

I've picked a title!

I had to pick it sooner than later because I'm hanging it in my Open Studio show and it needs a label! So....

"Autumn Mast" by a Wetcanvas participant named TxAggieDarlin.

Thanks for all your suggestions!
Brenda

B Boylan said...

I've picked a title!

I had to pick it sooner than later because I'm hanging it in my Open Studio show and it needs a label! So....

"Autumn Mast" by a Wetcanvas participant named TxAggieDarlin.

Thanks for all your suggestions!
Brenda