View Full Version : At the Seashore

05-17-2003, 03:52 AM
I did this from 2 photos I took while I was away. The shoreline was one and the gull, another.

It's 8X10 Acrylic C & C welcome as always.


05-17-2003, 04:29 AM
Oh WOW! I love the soft ripples in the water. The refected light is good to.

Well done!:clap:

05-17-2003, 09:03 AM
I LOVE the lighting in this one! Well done!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-17-2003, 09:54 AM
That turned out fantastic. Amazing work on the water!!!!!!!!!

05-17-2003, 09:57 AM
Hey! I thought that was the photo!!! Beautiful! :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-17-2003, 10:42 AM
This is fantastic! i love it!!!!!:clap: :clap:

Paul Hopkinson
05-17-2003, 02:51 PM
Lorna you have been busy! This is a lovely play on light and comes across as being very tranquil.

By the way I tried updating my web site last night but I had some problems. I will try again later tonight when I get home from work, I will promise to put you a link there one way or another!


05-17-2003, 02:54 PM
i love the light in this....great work!

05-18-2003, 11:24 AM
Ok - This is breathtaking and I'm getting ultra jealous of your tenacity, talent and speed - :D keep it up girl!!!:clap: :clap:

05-18-2003, 08:12 PM
That's awsome.
I admire people who master acrylic.
It and I just don't have good vibes.

05-18-2003, 08:32 PM
OMG!!! This is just absolutely Beautiful, I love how it seems to glow you have really captured the light!


05-20-2003, 08:48 AM
Lorna -
Outstanding depiction of light. for some reason I can't explain, this looks like early morning to me. Did you have that in mind when painting it?

05-20-2003, 11:31 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Really outstanding work. It give off such a peaceful feeling! I love it!

05-20-2003, 12:34 PM
awesome awesome awesome!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-20-2003, 01:46 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for looking and for the wonderful comments.

Yes, snuffy, it was about 7 am when I took the photo I worked from, I'm glad it came across as intended.

Thanks again:D

05-20-2003, 11:58 PM
As everyone else has said...Beautiful..The water is just amazing.Great job!

05-21-2003, 12:52 AM
It always amazes me that ANYONE can do that with acrylics... i can't understand them myself.

That is so beautiful though... I love it. there is no way I can see of improving....

05-21-2003, 02:15 AM
Love the way you handled the light on the wet sand!

05-21-2003, 03:07 AM
I love this one......It makes me feel like I'm actually there!

05-21-2003, 05:08 AM
Thankyou so much all you for your wonderful encouraging comments. I really appreciate it and am glad you took the time to look. I don't think my hat is going to fit too well anymore, my head's getting too big!!!:D

09-18-2003, 08:55 PM
Holy Crow! I am sorry to bring back an old thread, but this is fantastic! The composition and the way you did this are just stunning! I love the textures you achieved and it has a more real than real look to it; like being there. I guess you do alot of thin layers with acrylics.
That gull is also done terrifically! I also love your scratch board work. Just amazing.

09-18-2003, 11:09 PM
I know it's been said here several times already but . . . WOW!!! Absolutely fabulous painting! The water, geez the water . . . so well done. And the lighting, absolutely beautiful!

Great work!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

09-19-2003, 08:06 AM
awesome picture! its one i would like to see on my wall(not that i could afford something this good, hehe) excellent work!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Bob Holland
09-19-2003, 02:04 PM
Hi Lorna,

I'm glad an 'old thread' has been 'brought back' otherwise I wouldn't have seen it - and that really would have been my loss!
I can only echo the comments that have been made by the others - its photographic accuracy and the way that you have captured the light playing with the waves - glorious! Acrylics? You are indeed multi-talented! I spend half my life trying to produce a reasonable pic in just one medium (oils) while you knock out a masterpiece in acrylics in between superb work in scratchings...
I look forward to seeing your next scratching, acrylics, pencils, pastels, oils, guache...

Lovely Lorna - thanks :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


09-20-2003, 07:19 PM
My first feeling when looking at this piece, was one of peacefulness. I found your sand to be most intriguing, with the array of colors that you used, and I liked the touches of yellow (seaweed?) ............. excellent piece with a great feeling to it! :clap: :clap:

09-20-2003, 07:35 PM
WOWYYYYY!!!! Lorna, what a delicious peaceful, serene setting!:clap:


09-20-2003, 08:42 PM
:clap: absolutely stunning... the balance of the composition is beautiful, and the ripples are great!!

09-20-2003, 11:14 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love the water, the gull, the sand lol. Just beautiful!

09-21-2003, 04:11 AM

Thankyou all so much!! That is just so nice of you all to look and your comments are lovely!

Yes Banananna, it is seaweed.

Joss, I use acrylics fairly thin, I don't use water to thin with, but use Acrylic Glazing Liquid(by Golden), instead. Water tends to dull the color, while the glazing liquid enhances it.

The peaceful, serene look is what I was after...I'm glad you think I succeeded. Thankyou.