Boats In Blue

Boats In Blue
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Ooo I like !!, It reminds me of Delft China, lovely tones, super duper 👍👍👍

Wow Fiona, this is fantastic. I love the blue you have used and the boats are marvellous.

Thank you both very much Linda and Jennifer. Jennifer the blue is Old Holland Ultra Marine deep, it’s the only blue I have, and use in watercolour, a part from a dried up pan of Manganese blue which gets an airing occasionally.

Really lovely painting - yes it reminds me of a Delft tile too because of the blue and the subject I suppose!

Splendid Fiona, really like this. Really well painted.

Fiona, really lovely.

This is very nice, love the blue

Aha! Somebody else with a fit of the blues. You'll be running out of French Ultramarine like me Fiona. I like this very much - both the figures and boat in the foreground and the diminishing visibility to the ghostly boat in the background. A Game of tones indeed! Well done.

Fiona this is lovely, the tone and those boats, I wonder if those men are digging for gold lol

Many thanks for your lovely feedback....Carolyn, Chrissie, Jim, Louisa, Rachel, Michael and Lesley, very much appreciated. Michael, I don’t know why I chose blue, normally I would have used sepia or something but blue looks okay. Still plenty of paint left, because it’s the only blue I use I always buy the large tube! Lol love the Game of tones crack....very good! Lesley they could be, or some kind of buried treasure at least.

Great tonal values. Love the blue and that ghosting of the boat is fantastic Fiona.

Thanks very much Carole!

Looks so interesting.

Quite a dramatic painting, Fiona. Particularly like the labouring figures. Great work.

Very good, Fiona.

Clever work Fiona. It has worked beautifully.

Lovely monochrome picture Fionna, it has a real antique feel to it and the sails give the impression of a breeze stiring the air. Steve

Lovely tones in this one, Fiona, and an amazingly eye-catching scene. The drama is excellent as the viewer can't help but wonder about the action. It could be from a different era. Great work. Bri

Nice work fiona, I'm just imagining Poldark was possibly running through your mind subconsciously of course, most of the ladies like a Poldark scene... 😉

Agree with Linda, very Delft, and very good.

This is fab Fiona, great figures in the foreground and that faint boat in the background gives it a "sea misty " feel.

Love this Fiona - very atmospheric.

Many thanks Willie, Stephen, Shirley, Sylvia, Brian, Stevan, Alan for your positive comments. Alan, I didn’t watch Poldark but I did read the books years ago when they were first written.....can’t remember much about them to be honest. I expect there was a handsome rouge involved by your comment!lol

Richard, Val, Caroline thank you very much indeed.

Hauntingly beautiful with The Flying Dutch at the background, Fiona! I love it!

Calming tones , quite hypnotic to look at , beautiful.

Satu, thank you so much, glad you like it....I like your description. Thank you very much Sharon, appreciate your comment.

Great composition and washes and depth Fiona. Smashing image.

This is so good Fiona, a real stunner! 5*

Fabulous, Fiona! I agree with Linda, reminding me also of china.

Michael, Carole, Margaret......thank you very much! X

Love it. My favourite colour in a mono painting and a subject close to my heart

So glad you like it Dorothy, thank you.

This is striking Fiona, the blue and figures with boat moored, it looks fabulous and the different tones add wonder!

I like this one very much Fiona. Beautiful

Thank you both very much....Angela and Dorothy.

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03/05/2019
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16”x12” watercolour on Arches. A study to practice boats and tones, done with ultra marine (deep) based on a black and white photo of a painting by Gruppe.

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Fiona Phipps

Galloway, Scotland.

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