Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two Boats and a Old Guy


It was a late afternoon and we went to the docks.  I saw this was a great place to paint!!  This one is 2 1/2" x 4 7/8".  Mixable Oil

15 comments:

Mona said...

Jim, this is beautifully done, and I like the frame you chose for it too.

How do you like mixable oils compared to acrylic or regular oil?

James F. Smith said...

Mona-
I like acrylic and mixable oil. My wife does not like the regular oil because she does not like the cleaners. You can clean your brushes with water in the mixable oil. That was the big deal with the mixable oil. I had not been painting with regular oil for many years.
I think I do lot the mixable oil more than the acrylic. It does not dry out like the acrylic paint.
Thanks for the posts!! Will have to put in a few more pics of my older paintings. I have not been painting for some time. I need to get my act together!!

Ed Cooper said...

Hi James,

these boats are great, the variety of shapes and colour makes for a great composition

James F. Smith said...

Thanks Ed!! I just checked out your blog!! Love the loose style!!
Jim

Marmsk said...

I am visiting for the first time and love your miniatures! Thank you for coming to see mine. All the best.

James F. Smith said...

Marmsk-
Thanks for checking out my work. Lots of fun "talking" to the artists!! Always to see new artists. Lets Paint!!
Jim

Carol Moore said...

Wow Jim!! This is stunning. The colors are gorgeous. And the details of the boats and the reflections in the water is amazing.

James F. Smith said...

Thanks Carol. It was a challenge with that piece to put the lines in there!! I waited for the paint to dry. Then I put a thin layer of clear media on the surface. Then my small brush with some paint on it let it slide over the area leaving a thin line. It WORKED!! Always a way!!
Thanks again Carol!!

Jennie Norris said...

Your work is beautiful. I love miniature work, I would love to see it in person. Photos usually never do them justice! I will check back often.

DEB said...

This is a lovely, serene painting Jim.

James F. Smith said...

Jennie and Deb
Thanks for swinging by!! Swing by and see the originals in Portland Oregon!!

Scott D. Tillett said...

Incredible work James.

James F. Smith said...

Thanks Scott!!

Dors said...

I just realised I have missed a few of your paintings. I have been away visiting my daughter so I need to catch up. LOL. Great work ...love the boats and the little girl Tortoise. and "Hope" is a wow. Love it.

Great work Jim.

James F. Smith said...

Dors-
Thanks for checking out the miniatures!! Going to work on another piece. Know big deal on this one. Just working with ideas. Quite busy with garden stuff so will just go with the flow!! Thanks.
Jim