Monday, 14 February 2011

The Alphabet Paintings: F

F is for ...................


Fluke



When I first saw this photo, it struck me exactly HOW large a whale's fluke is. That was because the seagulls seemed so tiny in relation to it. Having seen many seagulls - they are not small!
I must also tell you, watercolour is just the best medium - things happen and you think wow! I had one of these moments with this painting. The background was a wall of rock in the photo and I was going to paint an under wash to help give texture to the rock - but when this under wash dried, I was amazed by it and left it - as the background you see now. My wow moment!
I hope you like it too :)

27 comments:

  1. I love watercolor paintings. You have some very nice ones. Do you have an etsy shop where you sell yours?

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  2. Pat, this is amazing, just love the background, the lighting of the water and splash is simply perfect!

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  3. Dear Pat,
    I love your blog and work! Absolutely unique, challenging different ways and enjoying them! Thank you for sharing!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  4. This is a wonderful piece Pat! I love it's monotone quality. Very striking!

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  5. This is actually a WOW painting. Fabulous.

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  6. Very cool whale's tale! And a good "wow" moment.

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  7. YESSSSS!!!! I loved it!Watercolor is magical and you are talented, Pat. Great watercolor. xx

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  8. F is for.....FANTASTIC!!!

    Good evening Pat!

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  9. My heart stopped when I looked at it. I just LOVE whales. Always have! They are so majestic! Wonderful job, my friend!!

    xx

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  10. amazing painting. I didn't realize that part of the whale was called a fluke. Learn something new every day

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  11. Thanks, Willow.
    No, I don't have an Etsy shop.. but I do have my own web site. The link is on the right.

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  12. Thanks, Maria.
    I can honestly say this one has amazed me too :)

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  13. Sadami, what beautiful compliments. You are very kind. Thank you xx

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  14. Thanks, Gretchen!
    It does have that monotone quality - but it took three colours to make it look simple. That's another thing I love about watercolour - the ability to mix :) xx

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  15. Asit, thank you. It feels special to me, indeed a wow painting. xx

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  16. Thanks Kathryn - glad you like it :) xx

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  17. Thanks Anamaria. So lovely to read that another artist thinks I'm talented *hugs* xx

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  18. Good morning Francesco - I smiled when I saw your comment :) Thank you so much - for the lovely compliment and for playing along *hugs* xx

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  19. Thanks Tonya :)
    Glad you think I've done a wonderful job! xx

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  20. Thanks, Ann. I'm pretty pleased with the painting :) xx

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  21. You definitely made the right decision to leave the background! It looks like a moody sky with lots of rain coming down. Marvelous! :0)

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  22. Thanks, Sandra.
    I just love that background :) xx

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  23. I love this, Pat! Your background is perfect for this also!
    Sheryl

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  24. This is a very powerful image. I love it.

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  25. Magnifico acquerello, realizzato con grande maestria. Complimenti Pat. Ciao.

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