Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Watercolors: A Shrimp Boat and 3 Pelicans

I've been inspired by recent trips to our bay house to practice painting more Gulf Coast scenes.

This one is a shrimp boat that was moored at a harbor in Port O'Connor, Texas. I painted this one from a photo I took there. Yes, the shrimp boats are still working on our side of the Gulf. Hopefully the BP cap on that well is going to work!


The painting of the three pelicans is also done from a photo. I didn't take this one myself, but used one from the website Paint My Photo where people post photos and give permission for artists to use them for their paintings.
In both cases one of my goals is to edit a lot of the detail of the photos in order to have a better composition for the painting.

7 comments:

Robin said...

Both wonderful!

Quotidian Grace said...

Thanks, Robin!

Recovering Baptist said...

I like both and you've really captured the typical pelican expression in the stand alone bird.

Wendy Bailey said...

Gee, I never knew you were a painter ... Awesome!

artbymj said...

These would look great hanging together. Thanks for the "Paint My Photo" info - never knew about that. What a great idea.

artbymj said...

I can't find the website :0( If it's not too much trouble, could you post the link? Thx

Quotidian Grace said...

Mary,

Here's the website:
http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/

I think you'll find it useful!