Thursday, December 06, 2007

17 Comments:

Blogger Suzi-k said...

Just been catching up... LOVE the Portland series, those huge ships are great! I also have a thing for tugs, here in PE they allow you to ride on them as they bring the big ships into the harbour, I love the power of those little boats! How much would it cost to send one of you paintings to Port Elizabeth in South Africa? I am seriously tempted! Although I see they have been selling like hotcakes, each time i saw one and thought OOOhhh, I scrolled down and saw the sold sign!

12/06/2007  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks suzi-k. I can't believe you get to go for a ride on the tugs--incredible. I may have to go see if they'll let me do the same now that my tugboat captain friend is down in NYC.

12/07/2007  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

Great detailing, the little diamonds on the sea really sparkle!

12/07/2007  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

Wow! You and Jennie McChristian paint so well on such tiny formats! I love ships. I'm waiting for a few to birth here at the Port of Sacramento. I'm going to now try my hand at rendering them in acrylic on a pochade size panel. I thought 8"x10" was small! Years ago, I went with a friend on board some Russian ships loading up with almonds. After 911, you can no longer do that, but I still can get some good views on the other side of the port. I also like aircraft. Check" out my heliicopter acrylic. I worked on a "whopping" 11"x14", 1/4"medium density board!

12/07/2007  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

I love the ship paintings; you sure do a great job of capturing a complex subject.

12/09/2007  
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12/09/2007  
Blogger Mike said...

It looks like you have a real knack for this stuff, Coop. I really like how you are able to simplify each ship down to the essence and deliver a whopping image. There is usually so much differnt rigging and equipment on a boat/ship that it is impossible for me to make sense of it. Great work!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

12/11/2007  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

hard to keep up here cooper,such an output,love your boat series and this one is no exception,the sky is very effective especially the way it is reflected in the water

12/11/2007  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

hard to keep up here cooper,such an output,love your boat series and this one is no exception,the sky is very effective especially the way it is reflected in the water

12/11/2007  
Blogger Ambera said...

I love the sky in this piece, and the water compliments it so well. Nice one!

12/13/2007  
Blogger linda lucas hardy said...

Tag, you are it! What that means is you need to post 5 little known facts about your self then tag five other people.

This has been going around for quite some time. Even so, I think it's a fun way to get to know other artists as well as circulate your blog and the blogs of others.

Have a great day!

Linda

12/14/2007  
Blogger william wray said...

Great subjects! I like the " confrontational" view of "Bottom Paint" so it's my favorite off you maritime subjects so far-- Although I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with the image that title congers. ;-)
I've meant to around to doing one of these big boys, but haven't made it yet.

12/16/2007  
Blogger Liz P said...

Your ocean vessels continue to charm me... beautiful job!

I've tagged you on my blog, but now I see that someone has beat me to it! You're a popular guy! So, if you find time to do it, it counts for two :)

12/16/2007  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

It rained yesterday in Sacramento, so I went out to the port and took a snap of a ship. Lots of grey and subtle hues. It ain't like your port, but it's all I got! I'll be posting my painting soon (8"x16" acrylic on canvas). Would love to get you opinion! Again, love your small ship oils.

12/18/2007  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Love the ships, you've got a great sense of color harmony.

12/19/2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Hey Cooper . . .Just want to send Season's Greetings to you and wish you the best for the new year.

12/20/2007  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

Way to go Cooper!

I love the solidity of this painting.
Diggin' the treatment of the water and the beautifully harmonious warm/cool color combinations.
:)

12/21/2007  

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