Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Illustrationfriday.com - Sea















Oil/Digital 24" x 20"

This is my first entry for the http://www.IllustrationFriday.com. This is my Sea theme. Most of my stuff is realistic and highly detailed so it's usually impossible (with other paying work to do) a new piece every week for free. This lighthouse piece was originally done for some marketing materials for North American Mission Board (NAMB). They wanted to portray a blue night scene stormy sea with a guiding light from the lighthouse. They wanted it to be a generic lighthouse but I wanted it to be a specific lighthouse. Splitrock Lighthouse, Duluth, MN. So I created what they wanted and later digitally made it specific. Everything but the lighthouse and light were painted with oils. I added the lighthouse and transparent light in photoshop. It was fun painting the angry sea and clouds. If you have read this far please feel free to make a comment.

Detail:

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

lovely painting!

Queen Tut said...

Wonderful work, I liked the directness of the light. Great to see the close up!

TXArtcGal said...

LOVE this painting in every way!! GREAT use of color, and I really love the waves! Awesome!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Beautiful. I love the waves and the light. Great job.

Saige said...

Very expressive. Well done.

gudbrandsdottir said...

Great painting, I think the waves are awesome!

Don said...

Nice work! I bet the oil by itself lok great, too.