Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dragger Oil Painting

 On my last fishing trip, we saw this dragger.  These ships can be especially detrimental to the environment.  They pull a dredge along the bottom of the ocean to collect shellfish and it can damage the seabed. 

As with the oil rigs I've painted in the past, I see a certain beauty in the size and power of man-made structures juxtaposed with the serenity and peace of the natural world. 

This painting is still in progress and there is still work to be done on the ship.  I think i will make the windows in the front of the ship darker.

In this painting i tried some new techniques for making water.  I apologize for the low picture quality, but when I'm done painting it I will take better pictures and post them on