Another in my "Sea Stories" collection in the "Down to the Sea in Ships" series and is based once again on some small, rather faded black and white sketches in an 1840s book. Both the book and the illustrations are in the public domain. I enlarged the original drawings using an old artists' technique taught to me by my cousin (who is a fine artist). The technique involves transferring lines from small squares drawn on the original image to larger squares or graph paper. In this case, I scanned the original image onto 1/8 inch graph paper and enlarged to 1/2 inch paper - and this technique works wonderfully for me because my free-hand drawing skills leave quite a bit to be desired! The enlargement was then hand-painted digitally with texture added.
I think of the journey each of us is on...our own personal quest for peace,
for truth, for wholeness...the journey of self-discovery -
and it takes me to the sea.
"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore"
Vincent van Gogh
My most sincere thanks to the following for featuring this image:
A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT - TODD AND CANDICE
LIGHTHOUSES IN DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY - ANNE
BEST ART WORK COLLECTIONS - KRISTA
VISUAL VOICE - ANNIE
BEAUTY - JAMES
EXCELLENT SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS - JOE
ART INSPIRED BY ART - NEKODA
SELECTED DIGITAL ART - TAIKAN
FAA FEATURED IMAGES - ROBERT
ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS - JOETTA
SIGNATURE STYLE ART - SHARON
THE WOW GALLERY - JILL
CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS - JORDAN
PLEASING THE EYE - JEFF
THE BEST 30000 ARTWORKS - TAIKAN
IN THE MOOD - LISA
ABC GROUP - W - LUTHER FINE ART
ARTIST NEWS - NADINE AND BOB
SHIPS BOATS AND DINGHIES - CHUCK
4000 AND UP - JOE
APPRECIATING WORKS IN ALL MEDIUMS - STEFON
ART - IT IS GOOD FOR YOU - NINA
COMPOSITE OR MIXED MEDIA - SHIRLEY
BEST IMAGE PROMOTION - WILLIAM
THE ART SHOPPE CAFE - JACQUELINE
PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS - DAN
DAILY DOSE OF WISDOM - ETI
THE GALLERIA OF INTERIOR DESIGN - BOB/NADINE
SHIP TO SHORE AND ALL THINGS MORE - DAWN
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September 14th, 2012
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