Monday 5th June / Tuesday 6th June
Monday had a few visitors and some card and a framed photo purchase. The main output was the start of a new rowing piece using a range of photos posted online about Swanage Sea Rowing Club’s Regatta on Saturday June 3rd. I am going to post the stages I did the picture in and comment as needed.
I have read about dividing source and canvas into a grid, but still did my usual visual estimating. This first step was to get all boats and the ground at the top if the picture on.
For the wet sand I decided a base layer of light grey would dull the colour. At this point I could draw the remainder of the boats but instead I invested time in some additional details.
Now I needed to extend the Gigs (rowing boats) themselves.
Then I tested pens to decide the palette for each club’s boat (s).
The final stages were completed on the morning of day eleven. The posting of stages on Monday evening had led to an offer to buy the original piece as well.
Finally, fine pen and ink details of the inside of each boat then colouring the timber interiors.
A very satisfying final composition and a sale too.