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Acrylic on canvas

18″ × 24″

Second upload for truer clarity

I have a great love for the sailing vessel. I am fairly detailed in most of my work, so the rigging on ships…..especially those of old…….is quite fascinating and a challenge to paint.

Scanned for color more true to the original
and for correct pixel size.

Tags

sea, boats, acrylic, dock, docked, calm, nautical, anchor, rigging, firstlight, galleon, tallships, kate eller

Comments

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 5 years ago

    That’s an acrylic?!? Wow, so detailed. Beautifully done!

  • uh-huh…..I find that acrylic is a very controllable medium…..and easy to redo if necessary. Thank you much much Hillie my friend.

    – Kate Eller

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 5 years ago

    I like your brushstrokes on the background – nice and free xxx

  • Thanks….it ’s fun to just let go and forget that old detail once in awhile.

    – Kate Eller

  • carss66
    carss66over 5 years ago

    another awesome art work kate.beautiful well done

  • Hi Chris….thanks for “awesome”. That is a word best used to describe your work my RB friend. You have definite professional talent.

    – Kate Eller

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    An excellent sharpened and revitalized scan of the excellent original, Linda.
    A beautifully detailed work, and the limited skyscape colour, really enhances this fine piece.

  • Hello Colin! I always love your thoughtful critiques, and appreciate them very much. The first upload was a digital capture with my old outdated camera ( which needs to be in a museum ). This upload is an almost perfect match. Scanning almost always gets it right, but I can’t do that with my larger pieces. Will have to get a new 8 or more megapixel camera. Always look forward to your comments Colin.

    – Kate Eller

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    A lovely romantic study Kate. I used to build models like these in my youth so they particularly apeal.

  • Thank you Brian for such a special comment. Do you still build ship models? or do you still have any you have done? I always wanted to try that.

    – Kate Eller

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Stunning artwork, Kate the rigging is brilliant !!!!

  • Awwwww George, you are too nice. I guess it just takes a steady hand. Thanks much for your lovely comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 5 years ago

    The details and the reflections are just wonderful. The sky is just the perfect contrast to all the intricate ships!

  • Hi Seth my friend! You are so kind to say that. I am a render person normally…I render just what I see. But on this one I took artistic license with an old image I liked.

    – Kate Eller

  • ear-ear
    ear-earover 5 years ago

    What a stunning composition and beautifully rendered.Such a talent..Bravo.xxxxxxx

  • Very much appreciated Cynthia. That is so sweet of you. I must say, I am so very impressed with your beautiful work and excellent style.

    – Kate Eller

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    still stunning Kate….detail is amazing must have taken you a while to do all the lines on the ships which are perfect!

  • Oh, Linda, you are too too kind dear girl. You say the kindest things. You know me, I use those teeny tiny brushes, which all of my teachers told me to throw away…….but how are ya ’posed to get all that teeny tiny detail??

    – Kate Eller

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful painting Kate (or should I say Lindy Lou)!!!! Love everything about this one.

  • No Lyndy, it’s Lindy Looooooo :) Where have you been anyway girl? You’ve been out in that studio, talking to your bird again haven’t you? I’ll bet you have finished another masterpiece. Gotta go see. Thanks for the sweet comment my dear friend.

    – Kate Eller

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