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Storm At Scarborough
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
"Wouldst thou" - so the helmsman answered. -
"Learn the secret of the sea?
Only those who brave its dangers
Comprehend its mystery!"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is not the safe harbors when we are tied up at the dock that shapes and determines our story, that writes the log of our life�s journey. Rather it is where we go between our ports of call, the risks we take, the discoveries we make when we are far out at sea, away from what is safe and known. How we brave the storms, endure the calms and doldrums, whether we trust in the stars to guide us tells us a great deal about who we are. . . Lianne Schneider. . .
�Flow with life's currents. . . Dare to ride on bold waves of change. . . out to uncharted waters . . .
For there will always be singers on the shore to welcome you back to the safe arms of Earth . . .�
The third in an extended series of digital paintings based on small black and white sketches in an old book that is currently in the public domain. Ships and the sea�have always had tremendous symbolic meaning for me. I know I�ve lived before in the age of the tall ships, of daring exploration. For me there is no better analogy for my life�s journey than all the joys and dangers one encounters on a sea voyage aboard a sailing ship bound for unknown worlds.
As with the Plantation/Estate series (which is certainly not complete yet) each piece in this series, which will be a spinoff of my �Sea Stories� gallery, is done using a slightly different style or technique. In this case, my choice was to digitally create a rough gesso and oils background and then lay the pen and ink sketch on top of that and lightly chalk in some subtle color on the boats, buildings and landscape. I continue my �journey� with �Storm at Scarborough� � ships fighting against high seas to obtain the safety of the harbor.
MCN :: CWDRC-6MXTV-XA6UP
July 2nd, 2012
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