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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Gray Day Boat


20x20 on stretched canvas
SOLD

I once painted a miniature version of this boat on a very overcast day. Lately I was eying the reference again and decided I was ready to approach it on a bigger scale. All those subtle grays were exactly what I needed! Plus, if you're like me you sometimes want to go back to a specific subject to see how your style has progressed over time.

Now that I'm feeling better I'm working on several small paintings, trying to take my time with them and let them rest between layers. Patience is the next skill I need to learn to tackle, as I often find myself avoiding more difficult subjects because they would take so long to complete. I'm starting to learn how to approach each painting in more methodical steps, even when I want to slap some paint on the canvas and call it done. Taking my time with each painting is becoming my biggest goal this year.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous laura said...

I love this! I have a similar photo that I may attempt after seeing this.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Julie Beck said...

this a beautiful!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoover said...

Kerri, this is beautiful. This painting reminds me of where I was just at in New Bern, right on the Neuse River.

Great to hear that you're feeling better!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thanks everyone! And thanks Douglas - I am feeling a lot better but boy I still feel like my head is in a vise some days when I wake up!

8:31 PM  

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