Thats it.....don't mess with them, you have that used worn look off to a tee      All you have to do is put the rigging on, don't fall into the trap of just doing brown lines, where it's dark go light where it's light go dark      Don't forget the blocks for winching those sails up & dont for get the ropes that are stitched to the sails for furling, i think there are three lines of them on that mainsail            Why is it sometimes we paint a load of rubbish & then all of a sudden            This one is going to look real good, that main mast looks a bit fragile, it's got to be 40ft tall give or take...it's gonna snap!            Post updates as you go
Here is where I am unto. I have put a wash over the water and have quite a bit of work to do on the red boat behind the fishing schooner and paint more buildings. don't if the reflections will still be visible by the time the water is painted? Then I will get back to my sterling painting.
This the Very Best painting i have seen of yours            The only comment so far is > at the bottom corner of the main sail there is a small yacht > follow that ones mast up to the top and the cloud bottom that it touches needs to be lighter to show it is behind the other dark cloud, just put a lighter wash over it and then wipe it off (strait away) and rub whats left on the canvas  it with your fingers till satisfied            Looking very very good   looks like you needed a break from aircraft for a few days and it worked
Nice painting - for me I would like to see a bit more definition on the sails themselves to indicate billowing fabric.            Keep the updates coming.            James
Do you mean thats finished or are you still working on it ?            1) there is no rigging from the forward sail R/H.....corner in fact i cant see any rigging on that sail at all      2) What happened to all that reflection in the water ? print yourself off a copy of the WIP you did before this one and copy those reflections...especially under the main boat, it's not sitting in the water...it was before            It looks good but you have lost many of the parts that made it really good            If you have not finished just take a look at what you (had done) and look at the difference      Also i know it may not be true to life but it looked much much better with that very flat water, you dont need to show that it is water by adding little waves....the reflections are what make it look like water and you had that off pat on the other picture            Cuss me off now............and then get back to the easel
What is that Blue you used for the original colour ? ...thats some colour            I think that was one of aspects that made it look....Wow!            If you can put that blue back in, maybe not  quite so bright as before....but it goes with the colour you painted the sails very well      It was eye catching.....maybe not 100 percent realistic...but very pleasing            I had a mess around with those two pics on the computer, i put the first water on the last picture and the just smudged it in to the bottoms of the boats, and then put a little of the sail colour in as reflection and then just wiggled the edges of the reflection, it looked just enough.......      Then my computer had a fit and i lost the sample, but less seemed to be much more, keep it simple as before it looks good            Everytyhing else....background boats etc are real good
Hi Don..........You have it in you to do some really good paintings, you just need pushing in the right direction            We all do