Day 18 – The Midpoint between Realistic and Abstract Painting “Afternoon Sailing,” watercolor by Mary Gow, inspired by Gustave Courbet’s “Seascape” Derived from Gustave Courbet’s “Seascape” by Mary Gow[/caption]Some impressionist paintings look borderline abstract to me. Like Gustave Courbet’s “Seascape,” painted in 1874. Here’s a watercolor I derived from his painting. This entry was posted in Art, Painting. Bookmark the permalink.