Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A STRANGE SHIP SAILS INTO THE HARBOUR



After six weeks of "Summer of Colour" I was looking forward to making art with my own colours.

So what do I do?  Make art for "Mix it Monthly" where the theme is "Boat" and the following colours are requested.



I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday".

I set out in a very logical manner:

Saturday free,

drew several little thumbnail pictures and eventually chose this one,




readied my watercolour box and paint brushes for action

and selected oil pastels in the required colour scheme.
Eagle eyes will notice that in addition to my favoured Sennelier oil pastels I am also trying out the Gallery make and there is one Neopastel here.




I also used a sheet of cartridge paper far larger than I normally use, 17 x 11 inches.

And here's what happened by Saturday evening.




A STRANGE SHIP SAILS INTO THE HARBOUR BY DAY




and by using the wonders of photo-editing




A STRANGE SHIP SAILS INTO THE HARBOUR BY NIGHT





Good painting, bad painting?  I've absolutely no idea, and it's a very strange ship indeed, but I quite like it.

39 comments:

Annie said...

Now that looks like a fun ship to be on. Partly under water yet still afloat. Fabulous sailing experience I would say! I'm liking it both by day and by night. What fun your photo editing always is. You've been on assigned colors so long, I can understand why you gravitated to at least one more set. LoL LOVE your tool boxes!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! You can almost feel the strong sea winds and hear the waves as your ship sails into the harbor. Blessings!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely painting, but I'm glad I'm not on the ship! I am not a good sailor. Have a fun day, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Whst a wild voyage, Sheila! You caucht a real feeling with fantastic colours and skilled use of them.
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AWESOME Sheila.. all you did here is wonderful! I love your strange ship!
AMAZING!
And lol... you wanted to use your own colors and again you had to take a spacial palette ---hihi!!!
Seems to be your destiny!

Happy week Sheila!
♥♥♥
Susi

LonettA said...

Wow, both versions are great! I love your strange ship and this mythical creature on the left.
Wonderful the different impressions of both by changing the colours ... great photo-edit, too!
I would like to learn this ... so wonderful effects! Which software you used?

Pia Rom said...

I too like the ship! Its a happy ship! You can see it celebrates itself by showing its own shapes and wearing flowers to welcome the visitors...only the fourleged creature on the steg is a bit upset...maybe he is thinking about how to fit into one of these cabines without not doing a headstand?!...omg Sheila...my mind always goes crazy by looking at your art, hehe..hope you don´t mind ;) happy you painting with us on
Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

limmelon said...

Love the gargoyle, or is a siren luring the fishermen (love the fishes), or is a three humped Loch Ness monster threatening a friendly bear. Super multimedia, love it, Awesome!!

Margik said...

Great sense of humor in your amazing and happy drawings. I love to see the orange creature, it looked too startled by big waves and strange ship. I like both versions and beautiful colours, as usual.

~*~Patty S said...

for some reason my mind went to Yellow Submarine Sheila!

great idea going larger with your image...I do so much reducing and forget how great things can be larger...also fun seeing your supplies...I always like that

thank you for sharing this fanciful piece and I had to giggle about using a certain color palette...that stops me in my tracks every time ;-)
oxo

Nancy Bridges said...

What a whimsical and fun painting!

johanna said...

this is way cooooool!!!
and i always wonder how you manage to incorporate all these suggested colors!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Send it my way. Seems perfect to me...Strange is best. xox

Jackie said...

Utterly fabulous; both versions. The sea looks so inviting!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That sure look fun, like you, I am going to miss SOC too, might have to go find and get my color-fix! : )
Thanks for stopping by my blog! : )

Sim said...

I like the drawing very much, and, the colors of the second one are absolutely fantastic; unusual, fluo (fluorescent) and magical...

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Such a fun and whimsical image. And it's so cool how the photo editing can completely shift the mood.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both versions are fantastic, I love your whimsical artwork. Take care, Shirleyx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are varous but both are fabulous. I love the night version most perhaps I'm a nightmare*gg*
Big hugs Anja

GlorV1 said...

I think it's awesome Shelia. Both are striking pieces. I can feel the water.

Giggles said...

Sheila oh what fun this post is....I love the changes and whimsy!

Hugs Giggles

Anonymous said...

such beautiful work and I think you had a great time creating this too! The colors are stunning!

Susan said...

I am always ready to enjoy a bit of whimsy and this is delightful in glorious color. Happy PPF

Jo said...

Very cool and it looks like it was fun to do. Isn't digital editing wonderful?

bellefrogworks said...

Whimsy and fun with no pressure - I would say that makes for a good painting. Your painting made me smile and that is always a good thing as well!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

I enjoyed visiting your page and see your colorful and whimsy art! Interesting how you set up/prepare for the painting session. I like that!

Happy PPF
Ilona

My name is Erika. said...

Fun painting. It is a strange ship but you could always say its some symbol of something deep. I like it though!

Terri Morse said...

I like the symbols on the ship and the glowing colors of sea. The mythical creature looks cool with the wind blowing through his hair!

Karla B said...

Love your work. I think I am repeating myself but it is true. Love the vibrant colors too.

Beth Niquette said...

What a unique depiction of a ship! I love the way you see things.

CS-CreativArt said...

A happy ship on a stormy sea. Like you've shown the wind and the waves. The changeover between day and night is a great idea!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love these sails and this painting. The colors are wonderful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Gerda S. said...

The small mythical creature will be waiting longingly for the arrival of the strange ship. The stormy wind ruffled his hair and the waves dance violently. On board are his long-lost friends. My fantasy goes through with me, As often happens with your beautiful pictures.
love, Gerda

stefanie stark said...

A very good painting! Because I can see a whole exciting story within this great picture. (The same what Gerda said before.) This lovely picture wakes up so much phantasy. And the change of the color is great too! I switched up and down for several times to enjoy the changes :)

janie said...

Two great pictures, the three fishes look like they are swimming effortlessly against the swelling sea. The ship, very unusual in shape of course as orange Esmeralda would not sail in anything ordinary, I guess too the flowers on the sail would have to be unique, like the unnamed creature waiting to see what happens next. Clever use of media and it adds another dimension to see your paints and crayons.

Electra said...

I may have said this before, my friend, but your art simply makes my heart sing! Sorry I haven't been around, but I've had a lovely time oogling (sp?) your work here.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!! I love both versions! xxx

Aileen said...

Such drama in your picture, you can almost feel the wind blowing. x

kat said...

Oh I love both of these, there is such character to your work, fantastic! Kids would love this so much, delightful! There definitely feels like there's a story to this, I love it!