View Full Version : "Trade Winds"

06-23-2012, 07:24 PM
This is a work in progress, nearing completion. Let me know what is working for you and what is not. I am thinking about removing the "island" at the upper left, tangential to the tree because there is not enought room to carry it through on the right. What do you think?


06-24-2012, 09:37 AM
works for me:
real powerful sense of wind! I'm sure I actually felt it across my face when I looked at your image...
general composition feels strong. The long leaves on the tree, dragged about is great. Shape of the tree trunk - nice.
not works for me:
the bark on the tree seems a bit to dabby - - i don't go for that style, but then some do. I agree the island needs to go or have a bit of work on it.
Nice work.

06-25-2012, 12:51 AM
Revilo. looks good. I am assuming that is a Pandanus? Good representation.

Maybe whip the sea up a bit?

I like it


06-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Thanks Andrew. Yes a Pandanus--also known as the "screw pine."

TX Rose
06-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Love the concept and movement in your piece. I question the deep shadow for the tree on what looks to be a very overcast day. Maybe my screen is just seeing more purple in your clouds than is actually there.

06-26-2012, 01:00 PM
Tx Rose, my intention is to depict the day as variably cloudy, not overcast. The clouds seen are over the water, in the distance, and yes, they are rather purply on the shady side. The tree is in direct light.

06-30-2012, 12:52 AM
Here is the finished painting. On to the next one. Comments welcome.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jun-2012/1074282-Tradewinds_final.jpg

06-30-2012, 03:00 AM
It does look stronger with that island removed
Good wave whipping :)


TX Rose
07-01-2012, 05:19 PM
Really good finish.

Octopus Inc.
07-05-2012, 08:44 PM
i really like the first draft of this... really moody, i can definitely feel it.

08-24-2012, 12:50 AM
Hi Revilo
I really like this plant's form and the movement you've created in this work. You can feel the wind!

What I particularly loved was your use of magenta and orange in the first study; they give such vibrancy to the work. Your final study points to a cooler day. Still a good work! Really like your painting of the clouds.