Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Sailor's Delight

"Sailor's Delight" - Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24 x 12 x 0.75"

I love the little saying, Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailors take warning. And so I wanted to paint the sailor's delight - and this is what I came up with!

It was made with glaze....upon glaze...upon layer...upon glaze. I worked on this one with a paint brush in one hand and a blow dryer in the other so that I could dry the layers and glazes and keep working on it hehe.

There's also some really nice texture to it as well...the square on the right of the red sky is texture, it almost looks like it was cut into the painting. As well, the yellow-ish horizon line is a little bit raised. I'm not sure why I put the square there, but it is abstract, so maybe there's a deeper meaning in my self-conscious for it that I just haven't found yet.

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Amanda said...

Oh, I like this a lot! And I like the random square. :)

Jamie Ferraioli said...

I totally knew what you meant by the title before I read your post. I really like it! And I really get a sense of depth with the sky and ocean.

moonmystic said...

Love the contrast!

bee said...

I think this is stunning.