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: SS Canberra


Steve James
04-14-2016, 03:34 PM
This is the P&O Passenger liner Canberra while she was berthed alongside in Hong Kong for an overnight visit in 1980 during her world voyage. I was a cadet and then deck officer on her for much of the 1980's.
The painting is oil on canvas and 16" x 20"

just
04-14-2016, 05:53 PM
Great painting. I am impressed.

SHIKANTH MOHUNLAL
04-15-2016, 05:02 AM
extremely impressed. Well done.
:biggrin:

kpnuts
04-15-2016, 07:08 AM
Wow great painting.

dickhutchings
04-15-2016, 08:33 AM
I won't be able to post any more of my paintings :-( This is unbelievably good!

TerryCurley
04-15-2016, 08:53 AM
This is incredible! Absolutely love it.

Welcome to the forum.

bbbaldie
04-15-2016, 09:14 AM
Let's see what's perfect here: perspective, range of values, choice of colors, technique, choice of subject matter.

Serious question: What percentage of your income is coming from your art?

Steve James
04-15-2016, 02:35 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I spent quite a bit of time on this ship so it was a fun painting to do.

bbbaldie... that's an easy one to answer. I've never sold a painting or a print although I've given a few away. But I've really only been painting like this for the last 6 months so I maybe just need to give it time.

leighann
04-17-2016, 10:02 AM
:vs_cool::vs_cool::vs_cool:

I bow to your greatness...I thought it was a photo!!!

bbbaldie
04-18-2016, 08:41 AM
bbbaldie... that's an easy one to answer. I've never sold a painting or a print although I've given a few away. But I've really only been painting like this for the last 6 months so I maybe just need to give it time.

If you can produce two or three more like this one (and I have no doubt you can), I suggest you look into marketing your art. There's a lot of help on the web. I've done fairly well by selling the originals while keeping the rights to make reproductions. My plan is to work this hard and develop a decent retirement income for nine years from now.

Your talent is more marketable than mine, if you're inclined to do that.