This post is offered as a progress report for my friends who like to see and follow the development of a painting. You can see the ‘sea’ is nearing completion as is this marine painting.
“B I Sunday” measures a healthy 76 x 121 cms (30″ x 48″).
The ‘details’ shown here will appear larger than life on an average screen, example, the central ship, the one with the tug, “Kenya“, measures on the canvas 23.4 cms (9 & 1/4”), the smallest B I ship shown, “Tabora“, measures a diminutive 5.2 cms (2”).
There is a summary of this painting’s progress on my web site page “B I Sunday” which shows the progress from initial sketches.
This marine painting has been formally signed, a clue which always means we are up to about 95 % complete.
My intention is to further refine the water, in effect, to keep the colouring while making the wavelets look calmer.
There are some other visual surprises to come; the wharf needs cranes, there were 4 per berth and a few other details including sorting out the ‘small’ craft, checking every detail is correct, sharp and ship shape, adding local craft and colour.
This marine painting is not for sale, it’s a commission.
Once completed I will have run out of commissions so will focus on the Bordeaux wine village series.
However an exclusive few copies of “B I Sunday” will be available as a heritage print.
In addition, there are now quite a few B I ships shown on my web site so I will soon organise them for your convenience and enjoyment under one heading with an introductory text as “The B I Collection“.