Day 22 – A Drawing a Day – Wagon Memories

Day 22, A Drawing a Day, Wagon Memories, graphite, artist Michael Brugh

Day 22

“Wagon Memories.”

Still life, graphite.

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Day 21 – A Drawing a Day – Low Tide at Porthgain Harbour

Low tide at Porthgain Harbour, west Wales, graphite, artist Michael Brugh

Day 21

“Low Tide at Porthgain Harbour.”

Image source: Wetcanvas.)

A small boat at low tide at Porthgain Harbour in west Wales.

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Day 20 – A Drawing a Day – Bayou Buddies

Day 20, A Drawing a Day, Bayou Buddies, graphite, artist Michael Brugh

Day 20

“Bayou Buddies.”from my photo archives. A couple of shrimpers in Bayou la Batre, AL, pre-Katrina.

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Day 9 – A Drawing a Day – Lonely Reflection

Day 9, "Lonely Reflection," graphite drawing by artist Michael Brugh

Day 9

“Lonely Reflection.”

(Reference photo: WetCanvas)

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“Shimmering Solitude,” 6×6, oil

Shimmering Solitude, 6×6, oil
Final

All finished.

“Shimmering Solitude.” Here is a better picture since the paint is dry to the touch. It’s also available. Just drop me a note if you are interested in buying it. If you would rather buy a print, click here. Thanks for reading!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7

Step 7

Shimmering Solitude, 6x6, oil on canvasPainting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7: I slowly worked up the reflections, and enhanced all areas of the painting a bit. It’s done! I’ll upload a much better picture once the paint dries a bit more. I just wanted to make sure I completed this step-by-step series.

It’s also available. Just drop me a note if you are interested. Thanks for reading!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6

Step 6

Oil Painting WIP, Shimmering Solitude, artist Michael BrughPainting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6: I accentuated the darks, and I have begun defining the bow by adding some contrast in the harbor. Keeping it loose, I dabble some general shapes into the horizon below the skyline. Next, I will get serious about the reflections (one of my favorite subjects to paint).

How am I doing? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2-5

Step 2

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2: I’ve added a light wash of cadmium yellow, mixed with a small amount of cadmium red tones the painting. I will follow it up by lightening the sky next.


Step 3
Step 3

Step 3 of my painting “Shimmering Solitude.” I have added a bit of light to the sky and the water reflection, using Permalba white.


Step 4

Step 4, “Shimmering Solitude.” Working in a few details, I’ve mixed up some gray using pthalo blue along with cadmium orange, and now, adding more detail to the sides and shadows.


 

Step 5

Step 5, “Shimmering Solitude.” Working in some color, I place cadmium red along the superstructure, and deepen some of the shadows.

Of course, the color selection is totally arbitrary; the original had a slightly different color scheme. Artistic license, you know. 🙂

What do you think so far? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 1

Shimmering Solitude, 6x6, sketch
My new 6×6 painting, “Shimmering Solitude,” begins as a sketch on canvas.

Step 1

This is the initial sketch on a 6-inch by 6-inch canvas. I decided to use the grid method to place the commercial boat on the 6 inch by 6 inch canvas.

The painting will depict a working boat, docked at the end of the day after a productive day on the job, providing jobs and food for their families and customers.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!