Sunday, 10 June 2018

Calshot Tug Boat At Southampton Docks - WIP acrylic painting stages

Calshot Tug Boat At Southampton Docks - WIP acrylic painting stages

artist WIP vintage shipping hampshire acrylic art
Calshot Tug Boat At Southampton Docks - WIP acrylic painting stages
This marine painting is of the vintage tender tugboat 'Calshot', moored at Southampton Docks, and awaiting full preservation.
As the painting features a technical subject and I wanted to have a quick painting work on in progress while working on oil paintings I decided to make this artwork an acrylic one only.
The panel shows four stages of the paintings progress. The first section depicts the initial drawing, done in grey acrylic paint on an light brown 'ground'. In addition washes of white paint have been added to emphasise the tonal range within the artwork. The second and third panels show the darker base colours, using acrylics applied to the painting. These actions are to create the under-painting.
Finally the forth image shows the final image as presented, with the application of the final, correct colours and areas of detail.
The whole painting is done in acrylics on stretched water-colour paper, sized at 20” x 16, and the finished painting can be see here in detail.





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