Nautical Art Painting of Boats and Ocean Harbor

by American Artist Linda Paul

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Boats in the Harbor -original egg tempera painting by artist Linda Paul.
Framed size is 31" x 27" (painting alone is 24" x 20"  )
Price for framed painting  is on sale for $699.00

Original painting of a sunset over the ocean and a harbor with sailboats & the funky house boats of Victoria harbour.

nautical marine art painting of boats

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Artists Inspirations: I recently went on a trip to the Pacific northwest and Victoria Canada.  I loved my visit to Victoria Harbor (or harbour if you are Canadian). It is a beautiful harbor teeming with life. It has lots of funky, colorful house boats and a beautiful marina. It is the  inspiration for the harbor part of my painting, with lots of artistic license of course. While in Victoria, I was searching out the best fish & chips and got the idea for the floating fish shack in the painting. I love a harbor where you you can buy fresh fish, crabs, mussels right off the boat.


Boats in the Harbor - original egg tempera painting framed size 31" x 27"
Sale Price: $699.00  

only 1 in all the world, this is  the original

  This artwork was painted in pure egg tempera made from natural crushed stone & earth mixed with a bit of water and egg yolk. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite & natural green earth found around Verona Italy. Painter Linda Paul  uses fascinating colors which have been "lost" for hundreds of years & new colors which she has discovered in the Rocky Mountains. Her earth ochers come from the ancient  mines of  France & Italy.  read more about egg tempera paintings:

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Here is how my boats in the harbor painting was created:

 I have started my sketches for a new painting.  This is a rough sketch of just the old boat that I want in the foreground. I want a harbor painting that is alive with life & spirit. The old boat will be a floating fish shack and restaurant .

I know that I want bright colors for the fish shack boat and house boats, but I am not sure what color I want the sky and the water, so I am going to do a little study painting of sky and water and a single sailboat. I have put down and under layer of slate  blue and white shades and then I will start layering colors and some fascinating metallic  pigments which should have a beautiful shimmering effect on the water

Just from starting the study (above) I know that I want beautiful  color in the sky that reflects into the water. I have started on the sky and water portion of the big painting. I have painted a blue and white base for the water and then I have put a  layer of pure liquid silver over the blue. This does two things. It creates shimmery glints of light and it also isolates the blue to that I can overlay other colors without it blending with the blue. Its also just cool to use pure silver in painting . You can't do that in an oil painting, only in egg tempera

A little sidebar:
I took a little trip out to the Pacific Northwest this summer.  My main base was the Port Angeles/Sequim area , and from there I went out to the farthest northwest point of the United States called Cape Flattery.  This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The spirit of the land and sea is amazing.  I love everything fishy and would love to live in a fishing port. For now I will have to settle for visiting and painting it.  The area was very inspirational. I was inspired by the boats and the water and the seafood!  So I am playing with the idea of a old, colorful  fishing boat turned fish shack against a backdrop of coastline, sailboats and the ocean.

If you ever get out to Neah Bay and make sure you stop at this fish shack on the reservation for the best smoked salmon you will ever eat in your life. From humble things comes greatness. Its hard to describe the sublime taste of this salmon.

Here is a picture of the fish shack and smoker. Make sure you stop and get some! Its down the road from the museum and cultural center as you go through the town area of Neah Bay, but its on a side street, off the main drag, so watch for it or ask a local.


No chi chi store or fancy smoker, just the best  smoked salmon you will ever have in your life

Take home Fish Co - Neah Bay, Washington

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