End Of Day At The Dock – Featured Art Print

“End of Day at The Dock” is an art print I created using a traditional watercolor technique. This technique focuses on traditional colors and shading to create a soft warm print.

The setting is Victoria Harbour, British Columbia. The harbour is used as a seaport for aviation as well as for boats including ferry service, fishing and sail boating. This particular scene is directly in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, famous for it’s afternoon tea and Victorian ambiance.

What I like about this print is three-fold. I love the overall softness of colors, they create a warm comforting visual experience. The other aspect I like is the subject matter. There is something visually appealing about boats docked in a harbor (or harbour in this case) right after sunset when dusk settles in. The third aspect is the two visual focal points created by the lights on the dock by the boats. These focal points pull your eye in to see more detail.  Thoughts?

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23 thoughts on “End Of Day At The Dock – Featured Art Print

  1. Dan Antion

    I was in that harbor almost 40 years ago Kirt. Thanks for the beautiful memory (except I was in it with my ex-wife). I really like the soft colors reflected in the water, That’s one of my favorite sources of light in an image.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Dan…I too love that harbor…we stayed at the Empress…this goes back to a fall a number of years ago while our youngest was in college (University of Washington)…we took her over to Victoria for the weekend….fast forward about 7 years and she is the one who got married this last July in Seattle. Need to go back to Victoria for sure! Thanks for stopping by!!

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      1. Dan Antion

        The last time I was there was when they first started running the hydroplane ferry. We took it over, spent they day and took the slow boat home. It was a fun day.

  2. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Kirt, I’m not surprised that this is beautiful. 😀 The colors seem to glow softly. The print gives a vibe that I can only describe as… satisfying. That may seem like an odd choice of words, but yeah… I look at it and have a sense of satisfaction. Hugs!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      We actually had this print hanging in our living room in our house in San Diego….seemed to always give me that feel also…thanks again for stopping by and am looking forward to you next installment!!

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  4. Sue Slaght

    Really love this one Kirt. Of course the Canadian connection is appealing to begin with. The warm and soft colors reflecting in the water being a sense of peace. Beautifully done!

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