is one painting of a set of two
depicting the Titanic, the ship in the famous marine disaster of April
1912. They are both painted larger than my usual oil paintings, at a
size 27.5" x 19.6", though did not take that much more time to do than
normally. Drawings were prepared from looking at many photos, drawings
and paintings of the ship. I thought it important to get as many
details correct, though I'm sure I have missed some fine details! But
hopefully the right impression is created as the ship looks 'right'.
picture depicts the wreck of the titanic. The painting may look odd in
terms of perspective, but is correct. When the ship hit the ocean floor
the bow buckled and was forced to pointing slightly downwards when
compared to the rest of the ship. This then caused a hole to be ripped
on the hull, on the left side of the painting. Additionally the ground
has been forced upward by the bow digging in to the sea bed.
course the image is a 'fantastical' view. In reality the view is pitch
black at this depth in the ocean. The light from the submarine would
never be able to light up the ship like this. But close up photographs
do reveal a vibrant, orangey/ red colour to Titanics hull, with the
yellow 'rusticals' running vertically down. The submarine itself is
based on 'Alvin' , the vehicle that discovered the Titanic, together
with the small robotic probe tethered to the main unit. Finally the
mysterious lights lined up along the bow are up to the viewer to
decide. They could be the 'lost souls' awaiting rescue!