Wednesday 27 March 2024

A Ship ( Geared cargo vessel ) at port - A watercolor painting

 “Watercolor and it’s application have become a moving force, directing and enriching my life.” Theresa R Einhorn

In the year 2019, I was at New Mangalore Port with my husband who is a marine officer. Our ship was berthed opposite to the the scene that I am posting today. From the porthole of our cabin, I watched the loading taking place on the geared bulk carrier on the opposite berth. I painted this experience on Chitrapat handmade paper ( one of my favourite papers for Watercolor painting ).*

Since it was a morning scene, I kept the sky a little warm at the horizon using raw sienna colour. For the ocean I used a mix of ultramarine blue and cerulean blue ( Camlin Artist watercolor tubes ). The ship anatomy is pretty complicated and it’s not possible to get all intricate details, however I tried to get in the cranes, the accommodation and the cranes. Painting a personal experience is always such a pleasure.
Apart from Camel, I have also used Winsor and Newton Cotman paints .

Watercolor painting of a cargo ship at New Mangalore Port

Arrived at port
A watercolor painting on Chitrapat handmade paper
Size 7” X 10”

Photo of ship at berth in New Mangalore Port

A cargo vessel at berth.
Photograph taken at
New Mangalore Port

If you want to read more about the reasons I prefer using Chitrapat handmade paper for my Watercolor paintings, CLICK HERE. 

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