Sea Cloud – A4 Digital Print
About the image:
I was commissioned to do a conventional oil painting of the sailing ship Sea Cloud as a gift. I was so taken with the history of the ship that I decided to do a painting of it in my usual style.
Initially a Private Yacht, it went on to see active service for the US Navy during the second world war and was the first US naval vessel to have a racially integrated crew. You can read a full history at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Cloud
The original picture was created in England in 2016. This is a digital print copy on A4 watercolour paper.
How the original Painting was created
The original picture was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper. These lines were then drawn over using masking fluid and then painted using watercolour paint and acrylic ink. Salt was also used in the process and some of the ink blown around using a straw. Once the painting was dry the masking fluid was removed to reveal the finished painting.