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Alan Cross
05-11-2003, 01:39 PM
Well I finely got my camara back so now I can show you what I have being working on this is a 15 x 22 mostly done wet on wet. Any comments welcome. No changes this one just sold in my show.
Alan :)


05-11-2003, 01:46 PM
Wow! Such drama on the sky and sea... this is beautiful! Congratulations on your sale once again.

05-11-2003, 01:46 PM
Nicely done.......I love the water and boat, not sure about the sky. Something there just doesn't sit well with me....ofcourse that could just be me........:rolleyes:

Other than that I love the painting.......

lyn lynch
05-11-2003, 02:05 PM
ROFL at thought of making changes to the painting...

Wonderful piece, BIG storm coming...
with tear-filled eyes I am saying "Dear God, please save George Clooney".

05-11-2003, 02:43 PM
Congratulations on the sale, Alan. The contrast between the detail on the boat and the loose sky is interesting..

Originally posted by fookie
ROFL at thought of making changes to the painting...with tear-filled eyes I am saying "Dear God, please save George Clooney".
Huh? Cultural illiterate reporting for enlightenment...


Alan Cross
05-11-2003, 02:48 PM
Hi Marvin thanks for looking in and commenting....

Barb well its not my best sky but again with wet on wet you kind of get what you get thanks for commenting.

Hey Auntie thanks for popping in ....no tears lol this one has a happy ending!!

Olga thanks for your observations...

Alan :)

05-11-2003, 02:55 PM

The painting is most dramatic. I kind of like that sky, its different than most. Your ability to paint detail such as this while using wet/wet technique shows your talent, and makes you a significant artist.

I've visited your website and all of your work is awesome. I look forward to seeing your posts, keep them coming.

05-11-2003, 02:58 PM
Hi Alan

I know what you mean about the skies..its in the lap of the gods


05-11-2003, 03:16 PM
Wonderful Allan!!! Great to see your lovely paintings again!!!

Olga - Trust fookie to come up with an answer like that - George Clooney, great looking actor, was in some movie recently, can't remember the name, but something to do with "the big storm". Never did see the movie so don't know if he lived or if the storm got the better of him.

Crystal Owl
05-11-2003, 04:23 PM
Wow just beautiful Alan , congratulations on the sale too :)


05-11-2003, 04:55 PM
I believe you are referring to the movie called "A (0r THE) PERFECT STORM." starring George Clooneyand Matt Damon. I have it on DVD.

Alan I think its very nice as always. Are there any art supply stores in Victoria? Since I'm not leaving Washington too soon I'm thinking about making our annual trip there in July.

Alan Cross
05-11-2003, 05:04 PM
mpopinz Thank you , you are very kind....

Flattwo yes you have that right!!

Uschi thanks nice to have my camara back!

Irene THanks ;)

Originally posted by Sylvielu
I believe you are referring to the movie called "A (0r THE) PERFECT STORM." starring George Clooneyand Matt Damon. I have it on DVD.

Alan I think its very nice as always. Are there any art supply stores in Victoria? Since I'm not leaving Washington too soon I'm thinking about making our annual trip there in July.

Sylvielu yes we have several great art stores here is some stuff thats happening in July I am teaching a lot but on July 19 we are having our annual Moss St paint in there will be about 70 artists (I am one) This is a juried paint in so you should see some good stuff there it goes from about 12 till 5 and in that time they usually get about 20,000 people its a very big deal....maybe I could meet you there

Thanks all
Alan :)

05-11-2003, 05:08 PM
Thanks Alan for telling me about it! I will note my calendar. The last time we went was in July and I saw a lot of folks painting. Victoria is a beautiful place and I recommend anyone who has the oppurtunity to visit there.

Alan Cross
05-11-2003, 05:11 PM
There are a lot of artists here and you are right not only is it a good place to vist but its a great place to live!!
Alan :)

05-11-2003, 05:22 PM
Perfect Storm, Alan! Congrats on the sale...

05-11-2003, 06:06 PM
Hi Alan and glad you got your camera back!! Missed ya.

Congrats on the sale of this wonderful painting. :clap:

Is that really the sky........or is it a Tsunami....?? love paintings that allow the mind to speculate ;)

05-11-2003, 06:46 PM

05-11-2003, 07:45 PM
This is incredible! A lovely painting! No surprise that it sold!

Can I ask about the beautiful rich blues you have in the sky?


05-11-2003, 08:06 PM
Very dramatic Alan. Glad you are posting again.

05-11-2003, 08:29 PM
Hey Alan, glad you got your camera back . I have missed your inspirational paintings !

Laura Tasheiko
05-11-2003, 08:55 PM
Nice job on this one, Alan! the boat is perfectly placed, and I especially like the way you handled the water. L

05-11-2003, 08:58 PM
Congrats on the sale Alan....I'm not surprised.....its a wonderful painting....:)

Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 12:18 AM
Hi Charlene and thanks for commenting!

Annetta Thanks sweet of you to say! Well that is kind of the sky I was looking for I have another one I am almost ready to post with a bit calmer sky :D

Artmom thanks!

Chris sure you can its cerulean then ultra blue with a bit of BS in it.....alll mixed up with water

Thanks Jim and John for the nice welcome back!

Laura thanks I have problems with water so I am glad you liked it....

Tag thanks and nice to see you back posting again!

Alan :)

05-12-2003, 02:13 AM
hi Alan !

Great to see your work again . The success of your work and career is inspirational to us !

I would love to see that show - bit still not quite convenient with three kids;)

I have such fond memories of the Moss St gallery . My Grandpa lived right around the corner on Rockland ave, and I always felt so "grown up " when I was allowed to wander over to the gallery by myself and visit. - which I did frequently.
It must be a great artist community in Victoria !


05-12-2003, 02:17 AM
Well Alan... I know when ever I open one of your threads it will be a treat, and this one is a perfect example.

Just lovely - such tension in the air!


*hates to admit I had the same thought as fookie @ first glance.... must be the dry heat!* *rofl*

05-12-2003, 02:30 AM
Beautiful painting Alan! Once again, your skies never cease to amaze me.....:D :clap: :clap:

05-12-2003, 03:34 AM
Just a breathtaking painting, Alan.:clap: :clap: :clap:

What kind of paper do you usually use?


05-12-2003, 03:45 AM
Love your painting Alan

I like everything about it.

Sharon Douglas
05-12-2003, 04:18 AM
Fantastic painting as usual Alan,
glad to see you back, I had wondered where you had got to.

05-12-2003, 06:55 AM
HI Alan,
this is really nice,
i am working on a boat right now also,
im struggling with the water,
and my life, isnt that funny how that works/
i started a new job last week so i havent been able
to get on line much,
but hopefully i will be able to post my boat when i am done
at the end of the week tell me what you think!

any ways i really like this


05-12-2003, 07:47 AM
Fantastic painting Alan... Really great...

05-12-2003, 12:04 PM
Hi Alan:

really miss your camera!!!! :)

wonderful, I love that storm sky... and I really like the way you mix the wet and wet sky and sea witha well defined (and really well draw) boat..

A masterpiece, thanks for share

Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 12:22 PM
Brelaina thanks well you will have to come here one day I can hear the homesick in your words....

TJ thanks for looking in....always nice to hear from you...

Nandie thanks I have one better I think to post today keep your eyes open for it....

Roberta thanks I use W/N 140 cp and also bockingford

Phillip glad you liked it that much!!

Sharon Hi and yes I have being busy but I always am :D

Dee thanks and yes post your boat I will look for it....

Astur yes I missed my camara also.....well its back!

Thanks all
Alan :)

05-12-2003, 01:53 PM
Alan, amazing work--really enjoy seeing your paintings so I'm glad you have your camera back.

thanks for sharing this...how about another one?


Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 02:01 PM
Hi Darren thanks and keep your eyes open Iam just working on another scan right now.....
Alan :)

05-12-2003, 04:07 PM
WOW! Alan! that is an excellent painting but all of your paintings are!
i am with Auntie Fookie! save George!

05-12-2003, 04:36 PM
It’s powerful and eerie. I like it.


Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 07:42 PM
Hi Sarah and Scott thanks to both of you for looking in and commenting...
Alan :)

Rich Williams
05-12-2003, 09:36 PM
Alan again another good work, keep pumping them out.


Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 11:40 PM
Thanks Rich much appreciated
Alan :)

05-13-2003, 05:51 PM
Love the water and the sky is certainly interesting - the boat seems to be heading away from the storm (which is probably a good idea, given the George Clooney reference!!). The yellow sail stands out nicely, too.

Good stuff Alan!


Alan Cross
05-13-2003, 11:38 PM
Julie thanks for looking in and commenting....
Alan :)

05-15-2003, 01:51 AM
This is wonderful, i enjoy the colors and the misty looking sky!

Thanks for the post.


Alan Cross
05-15-2003, 02:17 AM
Thanks Jan glad you liked it....
Alan :)

05-15-2003, 03:42 AM
Very dramatic colours you have used, I'm not surprised it sold--------well done--------Alan

05-15-2003, 09:16 AM
Fantastic job Alan,
I didnīt saw such a sky never, real or painted, but the effect is superb.
boat is very well drawn

Alan Cross
05-15-2003, 10:13 AM
Thanks to both of you Alan and Alex the sky is in my head
Alan :)