Hampshire sunset with boats - WIP stages
|WIP of sunset marine scene set in Hampshire|
This painting shows a marine scene in the city of Southampton, UK. The area is populated with old boat wrecks, some sunk and some still floating but taken over by people living on them.
The first panel shows the scene drawn with acrylic brown paint on a lighter brown wash. White paint is used to indicate some lighter areas in tone, for instance the sky. Moving on to the second panel, colour has been added using diluted oil paint, applied thinly to indicate areas of colour. Detail is not worked on at this stage as this is an underpainting layer, due to be painted over.. After a week the paint is dry so more paint is added on top. This time the paint is a lot thicker, with virtually no thinners mixed in, and the colour is a truer version of the final required vibrancy and tone. Also the brushwork is a lot finer and detail is added at this stage. Lastly the final panel shows the completed painting. This last stage also included a layer of glazing on top, which is like a thin amount of paint suspended in a lot of transparent oil medium, used to emphasize colour. It is similar to placing tinted glass or a coloured photographic filter on top of the artwork.
The painting was done during late summer 2020 and sized at 16” x 20”, and can be seen in greater detail on this link.