June 30, 2009

Different Strokes - Row, row, row your boat

My entry for the ongoing challenge at the Different strokes blog. The image is full of greys, shot on an overcast day. I just felt like adding a little more color to it, and that's what I have done. Just made the waters and the ripples a tad more pronounced than in the reference. Had a tough time painting the ripples! It's been a while since I painted water and was feeling quite rusty!

Row row row your boat
Acrylics on Canvas, 18 * 24 cms

Copyright Nithya Swaminathan

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  1. Nice entry for DSFDF. It almost looks like little fishes are forming in the water by the boat.

  2. Great use of color - this is quite nice!


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