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jellymassee
02-16-2012, 11:51 AM
I do historic paintings of my local area, the Ottawa Valley. I paint in acrylics using 2 colours plus black white to lend to the old time feeling. This particular painting is of 3 men out of 6 that died when the bridge they were building collapsed. This was in 1948. The 3 men were all local men. This painting is 30 by 30 in.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/803162-bridge_men.jpg

gaykir
02-16-2012, 12:06 PM
I just LOVE this! The feel is perfect and you captured the charm of each individual. Creating a wonderful piece of art from a mundane work setting seems no easy task. This is brilliant. Makes me wish I knew these men way back when...

susme48
02-16-2012, 01:16 PM
I agree with Gayle!!

Kathrin G.
02-16-2012, 01:51 PM
I love the mood and feel of this painting as it tells a story rather than just being a pretty picture. But in saying that, it is well painted too :thumbsup:
love it :clap:

thesnowybee
02-16-2012, 03:45 PM
brilliant work

AndyfromVienna
02-16-2012, 05:00 PM
great feel and charm to this!!!

:)

Andy

ArtMusicFilm
02-16-2012, 05:09 PM
Very cool style! :-)

Charlie's Mum
02-16-2012, 05:32 PM
I like the whole feel of this painting.

These days, the men wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the structure without harness, ropes and hard hats!
Brave men - sad story.

Koalamae
02-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Hi! I really love your style of using two colors and black and white! I've stumbled on this idea a little bit here and there. The more monochromatic paintings are so soothing and nice.

Do you just look at a photograph? or do you have some other technique for transferring the subject?

I really love how you have so much detail and simplicity at the same time.
good job!

jellymassee
02-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Hi! I really love your style of using two colors and black and white! I've stumbled on this idea a little bit here and there. The more monochromatic paintings are so soothing and nice.

Do you just look at a photograph? or do you have some other technique for transferring the subject?

I really love how you have so much detail and simplicity at the same time.
good job!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I use the grid method to transfer just the basic outline. Then I bring the photo up on my monitor and use it to zoom in and out for the detail work. I have a 20in monitor set up next to my easel.

levanty
02-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Great likeness, sad story....but a story to be told. Thanks for posting!

Karen70
02-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Wow, it's beautifully done. Have the men's families seen this?

jellymassee
02-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Wow, it's beautifully done. Have the men's families seen this?

Yes some of them have. They really tear up when they see it.

noodle1
02-18-2012, 09:25 AM
Seems like yesterday's post are somewhere in cyber space...
so I will say again...Stunning tribute to those men and beautifully painted!

I know Raymo posted after me and his post is missing too...gremlins again.

Elaine

tommyjav
02-29-2012, 06:38 AM
Excellent work!:clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
Tommy

kate252
02-29-2012, 07:43 AM
great subject and so nice for you to paint your local history and to paint in memory of these men- the painting has a very warm feeling because of it- however id like to see another color added to create a depeer value system- soemthing like a dark blue.

KarenESP
02-29-2012, 08:32 AM
just takes you back in time (:

chammi kaiser
02-29-2012, 10:52 AM
Wow, that is just superb work. Fantastic job on the steel structure.

jellymassee
03-01-2012, 09:36 AM
Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments!!

brunbill
03-08-2012, 01:24 AM
What a fabulous job...You really do good work!
Bill

jellymassee
03-08-2012, 08:51 AM
What a fabulous job...You really do good work!
Bill

Thank you so much!

lathadamle
03-08-2012, 09:25 AM
Stunning! Superb style:thumbsup: