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!


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.

    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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