Monday, February 15, 2010

Busy Mark Rounding, Hamilton On

12x16 Oil on Canvas Board
From ice boats to sailboats! Every so often, I enter the International Artist Magazine competition. I haven't had any luck so far, but if you don't try, you can't win!  The present competition is "Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes". I've had this picture partially started, sitting on the studio floor for about 2 years. There had been a regatta on the Bay and we weren't participating, so I found a great spot near the windward mark and took some photos. It was a wonderful blustery day. The dark boat is in the process of taking down the Spinnaker (the big colorful sail that flies at the front of the boat.)
I'm not sure if I will enter this one. It was a nice change from painting snow scenes, although the colors seem somewhat similar!

10 comments:

Mary Anne Cary said...

You really captured the blusteri-ness for sure. I often look at your paintings and make some comment like the "whoa" (I did a while ago) because you really are good at capturing the elements of nature in all their glory!! And I feel it, you have a sense of bringing me right in there, and I could feel the rocking here!

Sheila said...

I like the sense of movement you were able to capture also. It always amazes me how much implied detail you're able to render with a few strokes of color.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely brush strokes in this one Catherine! I'm thinking of giving a try for that contest myself!

Diana Marshall said...

Hi Catherine! I've passed along the Sunshine Blogger award to you that I received from Pat Burns. I rarely take the time to do these things, but it has been quite a while since I told my fellow artists how much joy & inspiration they bring me. Congrats, you can visit my site to retrieve it!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Catherine, This is so exciting,it reminds me of the old "tall ships" marine paintings from the 1800's. Lots of motion and a well defined center of interest. Bravo!

Tammy Hext said...

This is an exciting piece. I think you should enter for sure!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Beautiful! Very passionate and dramatic painting! Made me go 'Whoa!' I gave you an award on my blog. Please watch the movie and claim your award!

Gwen Bell said...

Looks like a Winner! Fantastic motion, depth, color, contrast, composition...it has it all!

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Lori Bonanni said...

Great painting - this reminds me of when we used to take our kids to the Cork Regatta in Kingston on the other side of the Lake.