Shipyard At Sunset


"Shipyard" 33" x 44" oil on linen

“Shipyard” 33″ x 44″ oil on linen


This is a scene at the Vigor Industrial Shipyard on Swan Island in Portland. I’ve had fun experimenting with different ways of applying paint. I used a brayer, strings soaked in paint, spatula, various knives, a whisk broom, etc. I did not use brushes very much on this piece.


I’ve been painting larger pieces on linen tacked to my wall. I leave a 4″ border around it for attaching it to stretcher bars.  Once I get to this point, the border becomes distracting and I need to take it down and stretch it to really see what it looks like and to make sure the image fits the stretcher properly. I may change it after it’s stretched.

6 Responses to “Shipyard At Sunset”

  1. 1 Howard Collier
    December 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I’m sorry this may sound cliché but this work is absolutely wonderful.

    Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:51:57 +0000 To: howardcollier@hotmail.com

  2. 2 Kathy Gore-Fuss
    December 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Very nice painting!

    Very nice post!
    :-) K


  3. 3 Dan
    December 21, 2012 at 8:15 am

    You fixed the channel to the railing! The touch of red helps define that plane. Great changes…

  4. 4 Bill Sharp
    December 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Thank you very much, Howard. I enjoyed seeing the drawings on your Fine Art site. I believe that’s new, isn’t it?

    Thanks, Kathy. I’m pleased you approve :)

    Thanks, Dan. It was helpful to talk about it, when you were here.

  5. February 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    This picture is very beautiful and glowing.

  6. 6 rob leach
    April 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Fantastic work love the effectof light
    Rob leach artist in kent england

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