I do not seek inspiration or wait around hoping it will find me.
Sometimes it just shows up, performing an aerial glomp.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ACEO: Dioxazine Purple Sailboat: Painted August 16, 2010

ACEO: Dioxazine Purple Sailboat
Originally uploaded by diannna-art
Acrylic paint on 2 1/2 x 3 1/2,
110# Canson Acid Free acrylic paper.
I wanted to paint pieces inspired by things my parents like. My father likes sailboats. He likes the water, sailing.. thus I knew my content.

I wanted to show a day with some wind, but calm seas... something that hopefully would be ideal for smooth sailing. I have painted silhouettes of sailboats before, so I went with the same type of image.. but colored it instead of just being solid black.

White sails were difficult to see on the soft blue sky.. so I went with a dark blue to really call attention to them. The part where the sailor would be is all Dioxazine Purple, the cabin is the purple, mixed with a bit of Titanium white. I added some waves around the boat.. particularly a wake.. to show that the sailboat is moving forward.

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