Friday, 24 January 2014

HEADING HOME - iPad and Painting Give-away - Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days


HEADING HOME
ORIGINAL PAINTING BY SEA DEAN
10" x 8"Gallery Wrap Canvas with painted sides

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Some paintings go through a few adjustments until you are 100% happy and this is one of them. I really love the magenta, orchid tones of this sunset and the golden highlights. I love the ocean and have a real connection with the story of hard working fishermen heading home for much deserved rest. But there was something not quite right... 

I've studied the painting many times and tried to think it through, but it wasn't until today that I had the answer. As the subject, the boat needed to stand out and in life it would be silhouetted against bright water. A quick look at Google images confirmed that the shimmer needed to circle the the boat. Aha! 

I added about half an hour of careful brushwork and now I think it's just perfect. I'm learning so much from making these small adjustments. I find it very exciting to see what a difference they make.



Cat # 12026 Heading Home