Monday, April 21, 2014

Small Boat on the Great Marsh

Small Boat on the Great Marsh ©2014 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 6 x 8 inches
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I seem to be doing a lot of marsh related work lately. Earlier stages of this painting can be found here - the sketch, and here - the underpainting and initial color layers.

Purchase information available here: Small Boat on the Great Marsh.


Kathryn Hansen said...

Isn't it funny how we get draw to a particular subject?! Yours is the marsh and sea...mine is horses! Beautiful painting Katherine!!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Kathryn, but let's not forget the dogs, cats, birds, and skies!

Ms Steen said...

Again, very lovely! Was the person with outstreched arms that seems to long for the boat and open waters a coincidence or well planned? Once you spot it it gives an already serene image a spiritual depth.:)

Katherine Kean said...

Again, thank you!

That's just a happy coincidence of brushstrokes that gives the impression you're picking up on. Once seen, it's difficult to "unsee" and in fact, if one starts looking for it there seem to be multitudes. :)

Louisette said...

Very lovely, greeting from Belgium

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you, Louisette! Welcome, and thanks for stopping by.