Thursday, June 25, 2009

Seabirds Nesting

This was what I was able to do while we were cruising, so smooth was the ship. I copied this from a post card I bought on board. It looks quite simple and easy to do, but it actually took many days and hours. When I look at it, I remember the beautiful views from the large panorama room where I was sitting and it brings back the peaceful and calm memories.

I always feel I have to be doing something rather than just sitting. This was much better than reading, which was what most others were doing. I'm sure I didn't miss a thing.


Jose said...

Very pretty and very pink. The more you tell us about the cruise the more I want to take one... But I'm trapped here in Phoenix. lol

Cherdecor said...

What a beautiful painting! I can hardly believe you did it on the cruise. Evidently your ride was more smooth than our little ferry was. We could hardly walk without holding on to one another. LOL!

Wanda said...

That is lovely it all done with your colored pencils?
You are such a pro at that!!!

I finished one to post on Monday. Feels good to have my brushes back in my hand.


Anonymous said...

Nice artwork, Chris. Also see your second book in the sidebar.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I wish I could do things like that!

ChrisJ said...

Wanda: Yes, it is all done with my Prisma Color colored pencils. The shack itself is like clapboard, so I colored each strip or plank individually. I had to use three colors over one another to get the right effect. I think by doing each strip individually it helped to give the background depth and hopefully each strip looks a little different from the other.

Wanda said...

Hey Chris....thanks for the explanation... I love the way you layered it for the textured effect.

Nice work.