My ArtVenture: Mixed medium painting "Watch out Pirates Armada"

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Hello dear Steemians,

I hope everyone is well and started good their week. I am luckily off because I am having my long shifts on weekend, so just enjoying my days and charging power for coming hard work.

I noticed my watercolor was not so popular, that may be due to two factors, because of disaster after system update of people do not like Inspector Barnaby.

Nevertheless, I thought it is very human that we all sometimes like to have peaceful quiet life and good people around us, but when we watching movies or reading books or playing computer games, sometimes we are fascinated by bad characters such as Pirates, Vampire, Werewolves, witches. We even a bit jealous and in the depth of our hearts we also want to be a bit bad guy

To tell the truth me, the same I love such bad characters and today I thought to do my painting with one of them, of course I love sea and the story of Blackbeard if the most fascinating story that I have every read. There are still a lot of interesting facts, such as people who were on board were not only drinker and lazy people, but there were carpenter and blacksmiths very experienced who did hard job to keep the ship in a good form, despite of being equipped witth enormous amount of weapon the ships were still very fast and manoeuvre comfortably. That Blackbeard was not greedy about getting more money but he also was a caring person for the families of those who were working with him and for him, he was supporting those villages where the families of those people lived. That sounds like a good governor.

My painting I started with acrylic paints, but then it was a moment when I thought that soft pastel could give the plasticity for clouds and sails so I added pastel in the middle and then finish with acrylic paints.

My acrylic colors:

  • Cadmium Red and Yellow
  • Cyan Blue
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Titanium White

I used soft pastel:

  • Olive brown
  • Russet
  • Ochre
  • White

Mixed medium painting "Watch out Pirates Armada" by @Stef1


My step-by-step process:












Mixed medium painting "Watch out Pirates Armada" by @Stef1

Acrylic textured paper 30.5x40.5 cm, paper weight 260 gsm, acrylic colors, soft pastel, flat and round brushes.





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Hi @stef1! Yarrrr! ;P I love your painting! It caught my eye immediately as I was scrolling down the 'art' tag feed. Glad to have found your blog! I'm curator for the You Got Snekked curation project and this is just to let you know that...:

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Thank you very much for your comment and of course for the @yougotsnekked trial, I love it and of course really appreciate it :)


My pleasure! Like I said, it's wonderful to have discovered another talented artist on the platform! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Also, just noticed you're also a SpaceX fan ;) ^^




Thank you very much, your painting looks really great :)

Amazing work!


Thank you @swettais :)

This is such a fun painting! A pirate armada... what an awesome theme :D.
Good job on successfully executing your vision, the pirate ship look pretty convincing, especially with its skull flag displaying proudly and the water and sky are great, especially in its green and blue colour. Charge onward!


Thank you @scrawly, agree that was really a fun to do that, love pirates stuff and now do to coming Halloween there are different thoughts about possible costume and funny events :)

Thank you for your nice comments and of course I love painting skull and bones :)

Really lovely piece, @stef1 !! The composition is really nice! The main ship front and center and their companion ships trailing on either side, this definitely convey the word ARMADA! :D Gorgeous froth as the ship charges forward across the sea and I love your colours, as always :D

The pirate flag flying in the sky is really great !!! And your step by step presentation is nice, too <3


Thank you, I am glad that everything worked out as I wanted, I thought it would be too dark, so had to light up the clouds a bit, just did not want same background, so one is more lighter. I love sails and of course the flags. Was nice to read your thoughts and description :)

I love it!!
I have this feng shui ship that I bought some time back
It is supposed to symbolise my ship is coming in with all my goodies right
So looking at this, I thought yeah that's how my ship would be rolling in
Right at me... haha


oh, how do I get the e-steem surfer banner? Was wondering if I could use it too at the end of my posts ...


Thank you for that lovely comment and for sharing your little story. I am really glad to know that you like the painting. As to the banner, it is actually my husband who is doing that, sorry I have such service provided so myself no idea, I am the heart and he is the brain of our blog :)


Awww that's kinda sweet :)

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Thank you C2 for support and upvote trial :)

It looks like a scene from Pirates of Caribbean! Great! I love the birds flying around and the dark clouds as well. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the progress photos as well!


Thank you @delishtreats, glad that it reminded you Pirates of Caribbean, my favorite movies I watched all of them few times, still love it especially the recognizable music of the movie :)

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Thank you for support @artzone :)

I admit I was very much into Pirates stuff. From books to video games. Heck, i still enjoy watching One Piece and all those crazy Pirates!!! :-D

Thanks for sharing your great work with us! Beautiful painting. Steffi!


Wonderful to know, the topic has really no end, and I am glad that future generation will still playing the same games and dreaming about treasure like we do :)


With a bit of luck, One Piece will still be airing by then. That show seems to have no end in sight! 19 years and still going.

I love the darker aspects of the art world, just have always been into things that evoke that "bad guy" feeling for sure.


Thank you for your wonderful comment, that was the aim, my friend!


The folks from @snekked were cool to piy that post together for sure. I am looking to move soon but once I get settled into the new place I will be looking to hang paintings like that. Do you ever barter your work for things on Steemit?

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I love how you captured the movement through the ocean and the character of the clouds varying colors. The entire piece looks very realistic. YES we want to be like the bad guys sometimes I can confess to that. LOL

I'm from Jamaica so pirate stories abound, would love to see you do a piece about Port Royal.

I wish I could paint. I do love a good piece of art and I have quite a few pieces from Jamaica on canvas taken off the frames for travel. Think I'm gonna get some reframed this weekend


Thank you for your wonderful comment and welcome to club :) I thought that been from Jamaica you may have had a lot of those pirate stories and may be some places where the pirate treasure was buried??? Any treasure maps of grandfather stories :)

I am very curious about those Art works that you are going to re frame, will keep an eye on them.

Hello @stef1, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

You have magic in your hands! 💙

This would look awesome on my wall and, would go well with the orange paint. I love it, well done!

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What a fun picture - who doesn't love pirates :)

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