Friday, January 10, 2014

CYC FLEETS, No. 4: J22 RIGGING FOR PRACTICE RUN

CYC FLEETS, No. 4: J22 RIGGING FOR PRACTICE RUN
The crew of this J22 race boat are completing the rigging before they cast off from the dock for a Saturday morning practice run.  It's a moment for paying careful attention that each line and fitting are properly attached; when the wind comes up there won't be time for correcting mistakes.  Except for a couple of accent colors, I painted this entire piece with one dark color I mixed from six different blacks and blues, which accounts for the unusual depth of the color.  Watercolor, full sheet 30x22 in., floating mat, blue metal frame.

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