Watercolor on Fabriano paper. 50 x 65,3 cm. [SOLD]
This watercolor shows the majestic QE2 approaching the locks of IJmuiden on the North Sea Canal after visiting Amsterdam. By painting the QE2 in the distance, I have emphasized the excitement of a slowly approaching ship. Two nice details includes: the spray of the tug behind the ship, and the old lantern room of the IJmuiden lighthouse.
Watercolor is a perfect technique for depicting the sense of water and it’s fluidness because of the fact the paint is mixed with water.
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This was a so called ‘free’ work meaning there was no commission involved. After some time it was sold to a Dutch collector.
The iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 is considered to be one of the last major ocean liners ever built. The ship is named after the ‘old’ Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth, therefore the ‘2’ behind her name. The ship served for almost four decades as a transatlantic passenger ship and as a cruise ship. During her career she completed at least 1400 voyages, including 25 circumnavigations. She hosted 2.5 million passengers and sailed six million nautical miles. In 1982 QE2 was requisitioned by the British government for service as a troop carrier in the Falkland war. After her decommissioning in 2008, the ship was sold to Dubai to be converted into a floating hotel.