Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Portsmouth Skyline From Pierce Island

This watercolor painting was done from a vine charcoal sketch I did in July 2008. It is down yonder, deep in my blog if you want to see it. What I was after was the triangle composition of the buildings. I will improve it even more when I finally do a serious oil painting of this motif.
Not many liberties were taken with the buildings, it's pretty much the way you see it from Pierce Island. It is an awesome view in person.

7.5 x7.5" Watercolor

8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I think it is an awesome view in this painting, Dennis! So quaint! I am wondering if I'd dare live in a home that was on pilings over the water! LOL It sure would be cool if I was assured the pilings would never give way.

Denny said...

Thanks Autumn...someone lives in that little shack on the left. Although in reality it looks much more stable.I remember seeing a lady sunbathing one time on it's little wharf.

Pat Koscienski said...

Great painting, Dennis. I especially like this composition.

Todd Bonita said...

Denny,
The work is looking as solid as ever. I recognize every spot you've painted. Excellent work, rich color and bold-solid design. I'd love to paint with you sometime. Let's get out there with our paintboxes.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Dennis!... Picked up on your site thru' Todd's! Love the simplicity and colour in your work!You do Sovek and Movalli proud!.... Very nice loose work that maintains a painterly quality and great design interest!

I'm a Follower for sure!

Good Painting and regards!
Bruce Sherman

Denny said...

Thank you Pat.Thanks Todd, yes we will meet soon!Bruce thank you.

William Cook said...

Impressive painting. Glad I stopped by to check out your latest work.

Denny said...

Thank you William.