Painting: First in about 15 years…   4 comments

Here’s my first attempt at doing a landscape (well sea scape).  In the interest of full disclosure, I referenced an example from a Walter Foster instructional book my Grandmother left me called ‘The Sea in Action’.  I picked it because it reminds me of some coastline we visited in Portugal.

I added the gulls and, of course, a small fighter plane!  It’s either an F-22 or a Mustang…

It’s a present for my wife.  Her birthday’s not until Feb 1, but I was so excited I couldn’t stand it and gave it to her the next morning after I painted it.  She loved it.

Lots of fun – I forced myself to knock it out in a few hours one evening, which is a big step for me since I usually like to be so meticulous and detailed about everything.  ‘Loose’ is not a word often used to describe my style!

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Posted 2011/01/29 by 8arms in Acrylic, painting, Sailing

4 responses to “Painting: First in about 15 years…

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  1. Hi Travis,
    I’m you’re mom’s old friend from Wilmington and have been keeping up with her bragging rights on you all these years! I can’t believe how talented you are!!! The new painting is beautiful! Also went to your website and love the Haiti poster as I’m making many trips there these days.
    Fondly,
    Joan

    Joan Kornblatt
    • Thanks Joan,

      Glad you like the Haiti poster! If you ever want it re-purposed for something you’re working on, say the word. I still have the original art files.

  2. Travis:
    Good job. I am surprised that you did not include Sponge Bob for the kids to enjoy. Seriously, you painted a beautiful scene. I know Christy is impressed with her original. Ron

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