Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sailboat Painting

I recently completed this large sailboat painting. Check it out!


it's really dreamy, watery, and willowy. I'm used to a more graphic and defined style, so this was a little bit of a challenge for me.


I like the reflections of the boats in the water...

I used mainly acrylic paint, with oil and chalk pastels, too. I was trying to figure out to how to seal chalk pastels enough to do my normal glossy sealer on top, and I found that using the ol' tried and true cheap hairspray did the trick! I just did lots of light coats of aerosol hairspray, and it sealed it enough to be able to paint a liquid sealer over the top of it. I was glad that it worked! The situation was making me wish I had one of my college professors to call up and get the answer :)


here is a good illustration of the chalk pastels on top of painted parts

I hope you enjoyed!


  1. It's GORGEOUS! Love it!!!

  2. It DOES look really dreamy... beautiful!

  3. thank you guys! it was a little challenge, so i appreciate the support!

  4. Kirsten, you have a great grasp of balance, color, and style :)Your gonna do great and I'm so excited to see you exploring this new direction. Awesome.

  5. wow, cara, what a complement. thank you! it was a fun change from my norm...i would really love to learn to paint with oils (on canvas), but for some reason i never have. maybe this year!

  6. WOW! Absolutely fantastic! What a wonderful talent to have - you are blessed!

  7. oh I love it. I'm building a cottage on Tybee, I'm bookmarking you! do you make trips to the island??

  8. Katy - I haven't done work in Tybee, but I love it down there, and am open to travel!

    thank you for the support everyone!

  9. I love this......what can't you do????!

  10. This is such a beautiful painting!
    Is it for sale???


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