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04-28-2003, 04:41 PM
The Old Bridge in the City of Mostar, Bosnia. Built by the Ottomans when they ruled here in the 15 century. Destroyed in the Bosnian war recently, and is now under re-construction. It's always been a painters' subject...

Feel free to critique and comment if you feel like it.

Half sheet, Arches 140lb (I think).


04-28-2003, 04:45 PM
Whew! Nice. Again, amazing reflections!

Sharon Douglas
04-28-2003, 04:47 PM
I like this painting, but I feel that the left side of the picture looks darker than the right.
The right side looks sunny day and the left looks as though it is going to rain any minute.

04-28-2003, 04:59 PM
Ale, beautiful scene!

Is that trees or a shadow on the left side of the painting behind the tower? If it is trees, they need a little more modeling, as they look sort of pasted on the mountain. If it is a shadow, where is it being cast from?


04-28-2003, 05:16 PM
Wow Ale... Your landscapes are sooo panoramic! There is a lot to take in!!! Your detail in these paintings simply blows me away! :clap:

Above the bridge there is a tree. Above the tree, there is a white something... It could be my crummy laptop monitor, but I can't make out what that "something" is... I agree that one side of the painting appears to be darker, but again, I thought it might have been my computer...

04-28-2003, 05:35 PM
Thank you all for your constructive comments.
Dark/light side: believe me it's the camera.. I took the pic beside the window and the darker side is the side towards the room, the lighter side is the side nearer the window... :)

Behind the left tower are hills... Whether they look like it or not.. well :confused:

And the white above the tree above the bridge is another minaret in the distance...

Thank you all again and see you later with another contribution.

Now to bed ;) good night

04-28-2003, 07:40 PM
I like This Painting and Specially The Bridge ,,,

04-28-2003, 08:25 PM
I really like that you shared this. Wonderful job you've done. Isn't it sad what the ravages of war can do.


04-28-2003, 08:45 PM
No complaints from me I love this one.

04-28-2003, 11:04 PM
Such a beautiful scene and well done !

04-29-2003, 01:56 AM
I had no idea that Bosnia was so beautiful. What a shame the bridge was destroyed. Thank you for recreating the scene so splendidly for all to see. :clap:

04-29-2003, 01:33 PM
Wonderful painting. Love your style and subject matter.

04-29-2003, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by JanJones
Such a beautiful scene and well done !

and such a beautiful country to paint sceneries !