Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Arctic Blue" Hamilton Harbour

6x6 oil on board
I love these old tugs. Our perception of them is often deceiving, as they can appear small like toy boats. This old tug has been converted from a working boat to a pleasure boat and docks at the marina next to ours. The faded paint is glowing as it is illuminated by the setting sun.
$100.00 plus shipping


14 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Oh, this is an instant favourite, Catherine. Tugs are just so nice. One wants to name them Noddy or something!

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful painting. The colors are awesome.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, the light is so appealing!

Lisa Daria said...

Love the lighting on the side of it and the shadows -

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Beautiful complementary colors!

Kelley Sanford said...

Loving the blue/orange combination. Nice capture to the glow on the boat.

Gwen Bell said...

Love both of these boat paintings with the different but exceptional light you have going on in each.

This one looks like it was right before the sun set giving it that great golden look that only happens in that light. Really great, Catherine!

Dusty Pines said...

great color relationships, setting sunlight, & really captures the moment! thank you for sharing this!

LindaHunt said...

Love the color in this painting...!

Art with Liz said...

Love your painterly style.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love this little tug. We have a lot here, but still in use and they really guide these enormous tankers!

diddamsdigitalart said...

Beautiful paintng! Just look at those bulwarks -- tugs are such solid vessels, and that feeling of solidity shows here.

Carol Nelson said...

Beautiful colors in this painting.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh what was that Tug's name in the children's story? Anyway, my neice named her found puppy (he appeared at her door twice in one month and eventually was legally adopted) TugBoat. A name which suits him.
Your color and brushwork is right on.
I love this painting.