Late Evening Sail

Our boat was never one to just be plopped into the water and ready to sail. Paul’s been working on wiring, electronics, the engine, etc., for weeks to get the boat prepared to be sailed comfortably. Only tonight did he get the last of the navigation lights working, which we tested out with a quicky evening sail. We could see some fireworks going off on parts of the island. June 24th is a major Quebec holiday so there is much going on this week and next (Canada Day) to celebrate. Anyway, I tried doing a quick sketch from the boat but it was dark and difficult to see what I was drawing. The photo was taken of the same scene I sketched about half an hour apart. I included a sunset photo. It’s beautiful from the water.

6 Responses to Late Evening Sail
  1. Ida Ugelstad
    June 24, 2009 | 5:18 am
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    Oooh! Beautiful :) The sketch is more beautiful than the real thing, more depth and warmer… I really like it!

  2. Jazz
    June 24, 2009 | 8:50 am
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    Just in time for summer!!! How wonderful.

  3. deb alty
    June 24, 2009 | 3:29 pm
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    You’ve captured it well! What a wonderful evening out…thanks for the peek into your lovely world!

  4. Chuck
    July 1, 2009 | 3:53 pm
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    Beautiful! What did you color this with?

  5. Paula
    July 2, 2009 | 2:43 pm
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    Chuck: Thanks! I usually do the bones of a sketch with a Prisma drawing pen on sight, then colorize them in Painter soon after. That,s why you’ll see color notes on many sketches, so I can remember when I get to the colorizing.

  6. Julie
    September 28, 2009 | 1:29 pm
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    I agree with Ida’s comment. The painting is even more vivid that the photo! This is my favorite of just about everything I’ve seen you do. Probably because color is my thing. And I love the rich blue. The reflection of light on water is my thing too.