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M10.    The Pier 17 of the South Street Seaport, in 2005


My approach to this painting gave me a lot of struggle to compose with these three major ships, the Peking( a steel-hulled four-masted barque), the Wavertree(a historic iron-hulled sailing ship), and the Lightship Ambrose.

I made so many changes in the creation of their positions with space and mood.

Finally each atmospheric space and character appear properly making people wandering around the middle ground and foreground even though i feel it breaks all the standard rules.

The ships, pier 17 building and the Marion M in the foreground shadow frame this scene.

I am always enthralled with the reflection of the ship on the water surface with the vibrancy and energy.


The reflection of the ships on the water surface enhance with vibrancy and energy the atmospheric space and character.

While the subject is immediately recognizable the foreground diagonal wharf acts as a stepping road into the picture and carries us round the entire picture.

The distant boat creates a perfect balancing force for the foreground mass and exhibits the depth of picture.

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This composition includes the Peking( a steel-hulled four-masted barque), the Wavertree (a historic iron-hulled sailing ship), and the Lightship Ambrose. The reflection of the ships on the water surface enhance with vibrancy and energy the atmospheric space and character.