Sailboats (Chesapeake Bay, VA)

I knew I wanted a sailboat, or, maybe many, and just painted until I saw something emerge.  I went for a mood portrayed by a limited palette, so I could concentrate on shapes with subtle value changes. I kept the sailboats as minimal as possible and the distant ones even more so, didn't entirely clean my brush between color changes to keep some harmony, one stroke across the bottom of the sails to indicate the boat, and some broad strokes across the foreground. Please let me know what you think, does this work…..not? I would love any opinions, don't spare my feelings! This is a 10 x 8 oil on canvas.

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Christina Evans

About Christina Evans


I was born in New Jersey, my family moved to California when I was young and now I am living the country life in Spotsylvania, Virginia with my own family.  I paint in an impressionistic style and the subject of my work is always light and the mood associated with it.  I use photographs, sketches and memory to capture the light and shadows and the essence of a particular place.   With a supportive husband and two children who love to paint along with me, I have the wonderful opportunity to pursue what I love to do.  I appreciate all feedback on this site,  I think that is the best way to keep learning and improving.

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