Simply Red...



















I am a sucker for scenes of boats being worked on out of the water. The shape of the hull can be a tricky thing to get right, but when it works it can make for a dramatic shape. I stumbled onto this scene in Rockport Harbor, and wanted to catch the deep reds of the surroundings, and the grace of this classic boat.

7 Responses to “Simply Red”

  1. nadine says:

    and I am a sucker for your paintings Colin! Amazing! I love it. thank you

  2. Chris o says:

    Very very nice

  3. It seems what a problem the large expanse of featureless white that dominates the painting; the upper hull. But you avoid that by creating an added dimension, the reflections of all those things outside the boundaries of the painting. That is impressive.
    I struggle with being able to do that — add dimensions. Thank you.

  4. sam says:

    Yeah, love how the perspective gives the hull enough heft to balance the weight of the red and blue masses. And that shot of green kills.

  5. Colin Page says:

    Thanks everyone.Glad you all like this one. The hull does make for a large and dominant shape, but I liked the way it sat in the larger red mass. I also like painting a white object in shadow, because it does catch so much reflected color from the objects around it. Perceptive observation Chris.

  6. Jess says:

    Shoot-dang! A new favorite Colin! Way to work with so much red and still keep the painting so cool feeling.

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