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Three Men In A Leaky Boat ·

Three Men In A Leaky Boat
Medium: Water colour
Base: Paper
Year: 2010
Third place - monthly qualifier of McClelland Guild of Artists, "Artist of the Year" competition (March, 2010)
Water Colour painting of a lazy afternoon for three mates, happily fishing in a little row boat.
There is a song well known to many by a group mostly from New Zealand called "Six Months in a Leaky Boat". I was trying to think of a nice little practice water colour I could do that would be fun.
The song kept going through my head then suddenly changed to "Three Men in a Leaky Boat". The whole picture popped into my head and I was so captured by how the colours and reflections would look that I got stuck right into it.
Unlike some attempts at water colour this really was fun to do. I quickly ran the brushes over the paper and tried to keep the spontaneity and looseness without compromising the subject to the point of not knowing what it was.
The idea is to have the impression of shapes not the detail. It has to look like a painting - not a photo or a reproduction of one.
Dimensions: 21 cm (width) × 15 cm (height)
Ownership: Private collector

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