“Sitting Here In Limbo” is a recent painting, born out of the self imposed obligation to paint nautical images since I have been a newly elected Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artist. Fortunately, nautical images covers a lot of ground and includes just about everything that I do anyway. This image is all about the loneliness of the ocean and how nature imposes it’s stifling presence upon you when your out at sea and realizing how small you are.Here, a very large ship has succumbed to the ravages of salt air and salt water and no one to care.
I really enjoy painting skies in a painting like this because of the freedom of the brushwork. The water requires a little more attention in that it has to be right to a certain extent and it must reflect it’s surroundings. The boat itself is always a challenge and is just a matter of putting in the time and paying attention to the initial drawing and really mixing the colors correctly. Nothing like a little burnt sienna to make the metal rusty.Quiet and peaceful, this ship is waiting for it’s final voyage.
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