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barnburner
03-05-2010, 04:11 AM
The mysterious ship moves thru the shroud of early morning, as it nears the harbor of Sitka, Alaska.
On it's arrival, the authorities will discover that
there is no sign that a crew has ever been on board,
nor any indication of where this voyage originated.

Artrage 2.5, 3 layers.
The ship was compliments of a stencil - probably one of Jacktar's, but I'm not sure.

coops
03-05-2010, 04:44 AM
Lovely sky and water Barnburner, the colours are so gentle:)

AT-TA
03-05-2010, 05:47 AM
I hope that captain didn't leave the ship because it got haunted...:) nice painting, barnburner!

barnburner
03-05-2010, 07:01 AM
Lovely sky and water Barnburner, the colours are so gentle:)

Thanks Coops.. Yeah, I thought the colours were "early morning" gentle.. my favorite time of day. :)

barnburner
03-05-2010, 07:02 AM
I hope that captain didn't leave the ship because it got haunted...:) nice painting, barnburner!

Thank you very much AT!:)

jonwood
03-05-2010, 08:38 AM
great painting..........:)

Dany51
03-05-2010, 09:31 AM
I like this gentle pastel colors :):):)

barnburner
03-05-2010, 10:46 AM
great painting..........:)

Many thanks. :)

barnburner
03-05-2010, 10:47 AM
I like this gentle pastel colors :):):)

Thank you. I appreciate it.:)

Alexandra
03-05-2010, 12:24 PM
Mike, I really like your painting. If the ship were arriving in England I would think maybe Dracula would be the cause.

Valerie
03-05-2010, 12:29 PM
Mike this is awesome and I also love the sky and the water,very calming.:):):):):)
Val

alkratzer
03-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Mike,

This is great. The composition with the lonely small ship against the sea and sky really capture the mood of the story you tell in your post! You also do a wonderful job of capturing the moment that the gray of dawn begins to shift to the colors of daylight! Al

barnburner
03-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Mike, I really like your painting. If the ship were arriving in England I would think maybe Dracula would be the cause.

Thank you Sandra! Well, perhaps Dracula went to sea for holiday.... :)

barnburner
03-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Mike this is awesome and I also love the sky and the water,very calming.:):):):):)
Val

Many thanks Val... I appreciate it.:)

barnburner
03-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Mike,

This is great. The composition with the lonely small ship against the sea and sky really capture the mood of the story you tell in your post! You also do a wonderful job of capturing the moment that the gray of dawn begins to shift to the colors of daylight! Al

Al, thank you very much. This painting actually started with the idea of painting a forest fire believe it or not.. I started painting a background that I felt would work in that setting, and what I soon had, was not fitting for that scene, but as I looked at the sky, I felt that it would work very well in the type of painting I ended up with.

mike

Lima
03-05-2010, 01:43 PM
Beautiful Barnburner. I like the sensation of solitude on it.

barnburner
03-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Beautiful Barnburner. I like the sensation of solitude on it.

Thank you very much. That's very much what I was trying to capture. Thank you.

byroncallas
03-05-2010, 06:11 PM
A lovely voyage for us viewers. :):)

Caesar
03-05-2010, 10:02 PM
It's a very beautiful painting and it seems to mark also a departure from Your usual style towards new promising directions.
Very well made, dear mate!

barnburner
03-06-2010, 01:18 AM
A lovely voyage for us viewers. :):)

Thank you very much.

barnburner
03-06-2010, 01:18 AM
It's a very beautiful painting and it seems to mark also a departure from Your usual style towards new promising directions.
Very well made, dear mate!

Thanks Caesar. Very much appreciated.

Sketchism71
03-06-2010, 10:26 AM
Nice painting with some very relaxed colors. For some reason, this reminds me of an old wives tale that the Native Americans were unable to see Columbus' ships as they approached. Supposedly the ships were so unusual an object that the Natives were unable to perceive or view them. I don't believe that is true but for some reason this painting made me think of that. Nicely done Barnburner!

barnburner
03-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Nice painting with some very relaxed colors. For some reason, this reminds me of an old wives tale that the Native Americans were unable to see Columbus' ships as they approached. Supposedly the ships were so unusual an object that the Natives were unable to perceive or view them. I don't believe that is true but for some reason this painting made me think of that. Nicely done Barnburner!

Yeah, I tend to agree that it's a sort of old wive's tale.
It's not like it was the first time the Native Americans on the Atlantic coast ever saw ships. Ships had been coming over to fish off the banks of the New World for a long time before Columbus arrived. :)
Regardless, thanks for the kind comments. :):)

Juz
03-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Beautiful, the colours are gorgeous :):)

Evart
03-06-2010, 05:40 PM
I can almost visualize the ship, wading in the ocean. Nice work :)