Chiba Harbor Tokyo – Watercolor Boat Study

Chiba Harbor Tokyo Japan1440

Chiba Harbor Tokyo Japan1440
“Chiba Harbor Morning – Tokyo Bay” by Peggy Burkosky

Our recent trip to Okinawa Japan┬áhad us out sailing through beautiful sub-tropical islands. Out on the water, life has a fabulous way of slipping from the “tyranny of the urgent” to living in the moment. As a commercial fishing family most of our experience at sea has to do with the nitty-gritty maintenance of a work boat. Stepping on to a sweet little 32 foot sailboat and sailing the waters surrounding Japan is entirely different! A country surrounded by water, there are endless peaceful harbors. Chiba Harbor is a surprise in itself, directly across from the metropolis of Tokyo in Tokyo Bay- from ancient times referred to as the “Inner Sea”.
Using a limited palette of Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson and French Ultramarine Blue, this little watercolor study focuses on keeping shapes simple yet giving an impression of many boats. Giving an impression works better than a multitude of details. It is better to paint the “essence” of things.

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