Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ships Ahoy!

Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36"

I enjoyed painting this fantasy scene for my 11yr old son. He loves drama on high seas involving ships and pirates of the bygone days.

Its the first time I'm painting a fairly big size (24"x 36"), which required me to stand and paint for the most part. The process of conceptualizing this painting was interesting.  Each of the elements was referred from various photographs and putting them all together was the challenge. Deciding the color scheme, painting the choppy sea and bringing out the lights and darks in the painting were the other challenges. Overall, it was a fun project and my son is eagerly waiting to hang it in his room.

To give you an idea briefly, here is how I achieved my composition-