Yacht on The Solent
Oil on Canvas (29 inches x 40 inches) (Unframed)
This is considerably larger than I regularly paint, and I was reluctant to accept the commission. I was eventually persuaded, having my arm somewhat twisted, and then there was a debate, first about the pixel size of the original image, but that was cured when a much larger image was available; and then there was a second debate about the colours. The original sunset was oranges and yellows, but the customer wanted hues of purple, so the image needed manipulating.
No matter. I drafted it out, ad this is the result. I did rather tire of paining waves and ripples, and all those reflections, but it is completed. I shall however avoid painting pictures on that scale again.
I”m reasonably happy with the outcome. I’m pleased to have worked on a larger scale, and my only reason for not doing so again is that I only have a small studio, and manipulating the canvas is difficult, and I don’t have room to stand back to see what I’m doing.
But please, do say what you think
As it’s a commission, the price os withheld.