The Shipbuilder Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Shipbuilder Original Mixed Media Painting

450.00

6x24 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on stained maple panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features a shipbuilder. Shipbuilding has undergone radical changes over the millenia that humans have traveled the world’s waterways. From its indigenous origins, the ship has evolved from a hollowed out log to the massive aircraft carriers and supertankers of today. It’s quite an amazing progression and one of the biggest technological leaps in shipbuilding was the movement from wooden structures to those that included (and were eventually entirely composed of) iron/steel. The metal propeller, first implemented in the early 1800s, also radically changed how we sailed the seas.

The Shipbuilder was created using subdued tones of acrylic and watercolor paint. Overall, it has the feel of a vintage photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed characters were crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood panel. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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