Mississippi Queen


mississippi-queenThe Mississippi Queen riverboat used to cruise the Ohio River and dock at Madison, Indiana.  The passengers would disembark and spend a few hours touring this historic town.  This is my rendition of the boat.

Some things to notice: The areas in shadow on the side of the boat are painted a bluish shade.  Look at the top at smokestacks and other areas.  Where the sunlight hits it is painted white, even with a tiny touch of yellow but the shadow side is blue.  Notice how it works.  Also look at the reflections under the boat.  This makes the water “wet.”

The placement of the boat over the bottom edge of the hills gives the impression of distance.

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August 15, 2009

Wow, I love your Miss. Queen painting. I want to ride that boat.
Thanks for all you are doing for Harold, he is building skill and confidence.

August 21, 2009

Truckin Granny @ 7:44 pm #

Wow, that is AWSOME!

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