Sailboat – work in progress

I have made some progress on my latest sailboat and will hopefully have it finished towards the end of the week. This week is a short work week so should have some extra time at hand. After this is finished I will start to design our wedding invitations. 

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Here is the background added, the sky and the water. 

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I got the colours I wanted for this boat, that usually shows after a couple hours when the paint has dried completely. I love working with watercolours just for that reason, and it is easy to go back afterwards and add more paint if you want a more vibrant colour.

And in this picture I want the sea to be more dramatic, and to have the breaking in the water from the speed shown as well. I love working with movements in my boat paintings. There are still some work to do before it is finished, some more paint on the sails and the water, and then finally the details.

Stay tuned….

Sailboat – Work in progress…and our trip to Gothenburg

After having had a few very hectic weeks, it is finally time to get into my art again. I have started working on another sailboat. I always felt inspired by the sea, and after our latest trip to Sweden I really feel the urge to finish this piece. 

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Our trip to Sweden went really well, the weather was fantastic when we arrived in Stockholm but that was not our destination. We had a couple of hours before our flight would depart, to take us to Gothenburg on the west coast. That is where the majority of my family lives. and we were going there to visit my children and to see our little grandson Jack. 

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It felt a bit special to hold him in my arms, he was so tiny. He is only a month old. I must admit that it feels pretty cool to be a grandma at 46, and this little guy will be spoiled big time. They are coming over to Ireland in August for our wedding and then he will be six months old. 

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Here is my son Tom with Jack.

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This picture was taken from the Guest harbour in Gothenburg, our hotel was not far from it. We were actually staying on a cruise ship that now is a floating hotel. 

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This is the hotel and we had our room facing the outside of the boat, where we could see boats passing by our window. That was pretty cool.

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This was one thing we saw from the window, this might be transformed into a painting on a later stage. It’s always nice to collect inspiration and images for my paintings. 

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This is purely a beautiful city, and I am not just saying that because I grew up here. I just love the city of Gothenburg. And I think it’s the closeness of the sea that I love so much, all the water, the boats and the small islands in the archipelago along the coast line.

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On Saturday we went to a very nice seafood restaurant called Restaurant Räkan (prawn) at Lorensbergs gatan 16. And they had this cool fish tank in the middle of the restaurant, with live fish swimming around and they gave you these boats to steer your starter to your own table. Here is Peter navigating the boat to our table. We were really hungry at this stage and couldn’t wait to dig into it.

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Mmmm…it has arrived!! We were ready to dig in and have our starter with lovely home made bread and sauces.

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And this was our main course, doesn’t it look fantastic?! In there was lobster, king crab, cray fish and mussels and it all was so delicious. To eat seafood can be a bit messy, but I really enjoyed it. 

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And of course I had to have the little snaps as well, this was one that has the flavour of black currant. It was quite nice. 

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This was a little ‘taste’ from our trip to Sweden. And you can see that there’s lot’s of inspiration to get there. And beside creating the classic cars I love to paint the boats. 

~Eva Ason~

Cadillac coming to life on the paper

 

 

 

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I have a passion for creating vintage and classical cars. Here is one example that I have worked on recently. I wanted to play around and create a background to my car. And as the Cadillac is an American creation I chosed to put the American flag as a background.

But before I could even think about starting to work away with my paint, I had to draw up the picture. Then do the masking, and in the flag there is tiny little stars. But then I was finally ready to start getting some real work done.

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Here I have applied the blue colour for the background.

 

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Here I have finished applying the blue and red in the background colours. The picture is still not looking much, a lot more details will follow.

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And then finally I have applied the colours on the car as well, and worked out all the shadowing and details on the car. The last thing I do in most of my illustrations is to go over with a black very fine ink pen to lift out the details. It gives the pictures a cool 3D effect.

If you would like to buy a print of this particular car, just click here and it will take you directly to my webshop. The original is still available and if you would be interested in getting it just send me an email at evaab67@gmail.com, this would be a perfect present for a car collector!

~ Eva Ason ~