Art Series - Post #4 - 'Boat Launch' Watercolor

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hey all,

I've got a new Art Series post for you today! I've had to wait a while to show you guys any of this project since it was one that was a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister and her husband. Since they live a few hours away from us we had to plan a visit in order for me to give it to them and that was this past weekend. Now I can show it to all of you! They seemed to really love it (that made me feel so happy) and I hope you all will too! 

I'm going to show you the painting as a finished project first, but if you scroll down you'll be able to view the time lapse video I put together from the photos I took of my progress along the way. So, here is the painting in it's completed state:

This painting is done in watercolor. It's painted from a photograph I took in Salmon Arm, BC in June of 2013 as the sun was setting. This is where my boyfriend and his family lived for many years and where he and his siblings grew up. This painting looks out over the Shuswap Lake right next to the Salmon Arm Wharf, which you can see some of in the painting.

If you want to take a look at how the painting came together, here's that time lapse video I mentioned:

That's it for this Art post, friends! I love sharing my art with you all and I hope to have more to show you all soon.

Sam ♡

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  1. We LOVE this picture. Brings back so many memories for me. Thanks Sam. Couldn't watch the time lapse though, not sure why but there was no play button. Could be a browser issue?

  2. Ha, after I posted, the page refreshed and all was good. great little video!

    1. Ah, well glad it finally worked for you. I'll have to try an actually video with one of my pieces in the future. It just takes a lot of recording time, but with that nice, big memory card I got for Christmas I'm in better shape in that way. Oh, please thank Fred for me, I forgot when I was there. I was so nervous about the painting, I couldn't think of anything else. :)

      I am so, so happy you guys like the painting!! Really, really happy! :D

  3. You did a wonderful job on this painting Sam as you do all on your paintings. Can't wait to see more in future post. :)

    1. Thanks! I really need to keep art as a strong presence in my life and that has been harder since I finished art school; you're not always in a class creating art anymore because you have to, it has to be through your own desire and motivation. I always have a huge desire but hopefully through these Art Series posts I will be able to continue to be motivated!

      It's a scarey and, at the same time, exciting experience when you present your work to people!


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