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The Captain, Sorrento by Freda Surgenor

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This painting is watercolour on paper and is the fourth in my Mornington Peninsular series.

I wish to thank Rosina Lamberti for the use of her excellent photo Captain Pelican which I used as reference for this painting.

See more of Freda’s works:

Freda’s website

I belong to Oatley 101 Society of Artists


sea, boats, blue, water, birds, reflections, watercolour, ripples, palicans


  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    so beautifully painted and so real… it time consuming to do the water Freda..must take many layers of paint..perfect painting

  • Thank you Linda, and Yes, it does take many layers

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    I thought I might do a painting for the Pelican on a boat challenge but now I’m not so sure. LOL This is a excellent work Freda.

  • Aw, go on Jim!

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Your mastery of painting these sunny water scenes is fantastic Freda.

  • Thank you very much Brian

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 5 years ago

    it is a pity I have not enough vocaburary to comment for your work, Freda. What i know is just “beautiful as usual”.

  • Your vocabulary is just fine Hidemi, and thanks for the kind comment

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 5 years ago

    beautifully done, Freda

  • Thank you very much, Douglas

    – Freda Surgenor

  • schAlissa
    schAlissaover 5 years ago

    your work is simply too beautiful for words!
    I’m in absolute awe of your ability to paint water… Leaves me speechless :)

  • Hi Alissa, thank you so much for your kind comments and for the fave and the watch.
    hugs, Freda

    – Freda Surgenor

  • nancy salamouny
    nancy salamounyover 5 years ago

    The water is Perfect… let me in on your secrets…did you mask all the squiggle lines in the foreground in water first and later uncover them and layer a wash of green? I love it. HOW?

  • Freda Surgenor
    Freda Surgenorover 5 years ago

    Yes, Nancy, all my waters are created using masking solution, I may use it in layers, painting a wash, then masking, then masking again and adding another wash. Sometimes I may mask as many as four times to get the effect I want.
    Thanks for all the faves and for adding me to your watchlist, I really appreciate this.

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonabout 5 years ago

    Several of your images would be perfect for the Painted Nature Group


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