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05-16-2003, 07:38 AM
Painted on 1/4 sheet of Saunders Waterford 140lb CP. Took maybe 2 or 2 1/2 hours, used hairdryer as was glazing and am so impatient. I did a motherwash, probably my most successful yet. Didn't use that many colours - New Gamboge everywhere, lots of Burnt Umber, some Perm Rose and Vermillion, and a touch of Ult. Blue and Indigo.
I don't like painting landscapes much, but I love skies. So I am fairly happy. Comments and critiques always welcome and appreciated.
Based on this reference photo from Cal's Gallery (http://www.calsgallery.com).
05-16-2003, 07:43 AM
You should be happy, nice job. I really like your interpretation of the reference photo. When I paint I have a hard time not sticking closely to photo and wish I was like you in your daring. You have created a whole new beautiful place.
05-16-2003, 08:09 AM
Very nice interpretation of the ref!!! I like the way you've portrayed your figures on the beach... kind of a romantic moment... I like your sky, but IMHO think it still needs a little darker punch...
05-16-2003, 08:19 AM
Very nice painting
Looks like our sunsets we get here.
Had a great sunset yesterday, wish I had my camera with me.
05-16-2003, 09:04 AM
Lovely Sarah!!! Reminds me of when I was camping in upper state New York, sitting at 6 a.m. watching the sun come up.
By the way, if you enjoy painting skies vs. landscape, there is an artist (I think fairly well known, except of course I never remember names) who paints almost all skies and the landscape is a veery small part at the very bottom of the paper, lilke one tenth. You might want to try that.
05-16-2003, 09:10 AM
Uschi, I believe you may be talking about Eric Sloane. He was famous for his sky murals. Coffee, you may want to check out some of his work.
Very pretty rendering - I can feel the warmth here!
05-16-2003, 09:31 AM
Sarah, this is beautiful, peaceful.
05-16-2003, 11:44 AM
Sarah, beautiful painting. :cool:
I agree I love the way that you transformed a photo into something entirely new. I also agree it is a very romantic setting.
Just gotta love the beach!:D :D
05-16-2003, 11:46 AM
Nice painting Sarah. So a romantic at heart ? By the way you little gremlin:evil: I went to Cals place and spent my whole morning !!!!!heheh Anyone wanting inspiration to paint ? This is the place.
Thanks Coffee girl.
I like it too - but ( yes Im a pest) look the sun is nearly at the horizont so please stetch the shadows a little and make the two darker - I think it will improve it .
Ps .: we have still snow in the mountains - like skiing ?
05-16-2003, 04:17 PM
The Sun emits a beautiful golden glow of approval to the young mans question...yes she replies... it says we shall be together..always..they sigh together in harmony...life is good... who can be without love?
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