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kimbottles

Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

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15 hours ago, Bull City said:

Mystery Painter Revealed

The first clue is that the painting is based on this photo posted a while back, I forget where, and I posted my admiration of it.:

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The second clue is that I like skinny boats with tillers, and sail one.

In the photo, I was able to ID Frances Lee's designer, and kept him in the painting. Kim, I assumed, was steering. I left out the two other boats. I imagine Frankie left them behind in short order.

So, I am the painter. During the renovation of my H-Boat, Kim very kindly sent me an H-Boat brochure that he had received years ago.

WFD sir! 

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Thank you, folks. Thank you, thank you.

I started painting about 12 years ago, and really enjoy it. Oil painting is an interesting process. It starts with an underpainting, sometimes preceded by a sketch, and then application of the actual colors. At least that's the way I was taught. Obviously, I'm partial to anything with a sail on it, but I also like old houses.  A few years I did a painting of a house in one of older neighborhoods, and took some progress photos that I think are pretty neat in that they show the process:

Sketch with underpainting:

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Beginning to add colors:

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Finished!

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12 hours ago, A horse, of course said:

Nice work! Where do we send photos of our boats for you to paint, Bull?

 

To my studio of course! :P I'll PM you.

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A very good long term friend of mine (one of my oldest buddies going on 50 years of friendship now) is a highly respected fine artist who is also known for his skill in teaching fine painting. Fine art is his full time profession and has been for decades (he was a professional illustrator before branching into fine art.)

He looked at the pictures of the painting I sent him and said "Hey! That's pretty good!" 

You should feel good about that Bull given his skill level.

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1 hour ago, kimbottles said:

A very good long term friend of mine (one of my oldest buddies going on 50 years of friendship now) is a highly respected fine artist who is also known for his skill in teaching fine painting. Fine art is his full time profession and has been for decades (he was a professional illustrator before branching into fine art.)

He looked at the pictures of the painting I sent him and said "Hey! That's pretty good!" 

You should feel good about that Bull given his skill level.

Kim, thank you so much for passing that on. As you work to develop and improve your skill, you sometimes wonder if you're getting anywhere. Hearing that from someone who is a professional (which I am not despite having sold numerous pieces), means a lot.

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Sometimes the photo needs help. Here is a B&B in Port Clyde, Maine where Mrs. Bull and I stayed several years ago, and the painting.

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I really like this thread drift. Keep 'em coming Bull.

That blue boat behind me is the one that rolled over at launch.

twins

 

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We need Art and Chuck Paine on this side show. Very hard to find better talented watercolor and oil painters.

 

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5 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

I really like this thread drift. Keep 'em coming Bull.

That blue boat behind me is the one that rolled over at launch.

twins

 

That shirt is a long way from home!

 

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8 hours ago, Tanton Y_M said:

We need Art and Chuck Paine on this side show. Very hard to find better talented watercolor and oil painters.

 

 Marc P.G. Berthier. is quite good also.

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We had this print on the wall over the fireplace when I was a kid.

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Montague Dawson, The Winning Tack

I've often reflected on how much notions of sail trim have changed in a hundred years.

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Seems as though sail trim is (or should be) highly optimized for each design and each era since everyone is collecting the relevant data all the time. If boat speed suffers due to poor trim, you lose the race. Lots of real time evolutionary pressure there.

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All@sea:

Yes, that's my yacht club. It's the only club I belong to. Kim and I are the PNW chapter.

 

Semi:

That's the first Montague Dawson painting I have seen of a yacht. I thought he did clippers and square riggers exclusively He's my fav.

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6 hours ago, SemiSalt said:

We had this print on the wall over the fireplace when I was a kid.

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Montague Dawson, The Winning Tack

I've often reflected on how much notions of sail trim have changed in a hundred years.

Semi, it looks like they've reefed and still need to de-power.

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