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ColinS
04-27-2015, 01:27 AM
I live in a strange town that is half olde England and half raw America. This painting shows part of the schizophrenia: it is part of a hiking trail that winds through the town, that is in parts just a rough path; but with little shots of civilization thrown at it. ("Nature, but not too natural as that would be impertinent.")

These steps, for example, are lit by old globe lampposts that always make me think of the entrance to Narnia -- and I feel as if I will step into another world when I take them up up up to Roslyn Avenue. I took a photo a couple of weeks ago when the blossoms were still going strong and had to try and capture The Narnia Steps.

That is not a faun on the park bench.

18 x 24" on canvasboard

C&C welcome & helpful.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Apr-2015/1183569-DSCN8196Narnia.jpg

Charlie's Mum
04-27-2015, 06:04 AM
Wow Colin, I can't help but think how far you've travelled since joining us! Technique, style - all ways artistically!
I like this impressionistic piece - really good comp and nicely painted.

bluefish
04-27-2015, 07:19 AM
A beautiful painting of a lovely spot, well executed......and I like the fact that you included Howard sitting on the bench....:lol:

'blue....:thumbsup:

PattiLou
04-27-2015, 07:30 AM
Nice one Colin. I like reading your descriptions and giving us a look into your world. I think it is a lovely spot that I would like to visit.

cem
04-27-2015, 08:18 AM
I agree with all of the above!

cliff.kachinske
04-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Very nice, Colin.

You have a lot of good things going on there.

LavenderFrost
04-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Very nice!

chammi kaiser
04-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Goodness Colin, you are just getting better and better. I really like the colours and brush strokes in this one.

ColinS
04-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Thanks Maureen - I am very humbled - All of your Paint A Longs and sage advice have been most helpful and I appreciate greatly the support. :)

Well thank you 'Blue - very kind. But that is not Howard unless he took a quick hop across the continent three weeks ago.

Patti - I told you to stop into town when you went through BC on the way to Alaska. Next time, hang a left at Montana and go due West til you hit Puget Sound. There's a Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Sidney thru the San Juan Islands and then you arrive in Sidney, very close by us. Or scoot over the border and sail over via Tsawassen through the Gulf Islands.

Thanks Cindy! Thanks Cliff! Thank you Michelle. :wave:

Thank you Chammi - glad you like it.

susme48
04-28-2015, 01:49 PM
Colin...wow!! Very nice!!

jonc50
04-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Nice work! Two of our sons live in Vic. When we were down last year for a visit, I took a photo of the Robert Bateman Center and I notice it has 5 globes on the lamp post. I also took enough paint subject photos to keep me painting until the cows come home...and we don't even have any cows!

Margaret 59
04-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Good one Colin!

msoshu
04-28-2015, 11:54 PM
Great!

ColinS
04-29-2015, 12:39 AM
Thanks Susan, Jon, Margaret and Msoshu. I appreciate you guys taking a look.

joelaidler101
04-29-2015, 06:21 PM
Great craftsmanship. Love the colours x You got to love old england.

ColinS
04-29-2015, 09:04 PM
Thank you, Joe. Yes we love old England here and are sometimes accused of being "more English than the English".

Nature2Canvas
04-30-2015, 06:20 AM
I really like the pink and orange light

ColinS
05-01-2015, 01:36 AM
Thank you very much Marion.

AprilJoy
05-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Your work is really developing nicely, Colin!
I really like this one (where is the fawn hiding if that's not him on the bench??

ColinS
05-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Thanks April. No faun, unfauntunately. :)

dceska93
05-04-2015, 09:55 AM
Absolutely love this Colin! Love the leaves, the sky, and the path. Really nice work!

ColinS
05-04-2015, 09:30 PM
Thanks a lot Darren.

Dcam
05-04-2015, 09:47 PM
Colin: I love the broken color in this. Great job.
Derek

ColinS
05-05-2015, 12:22 AM
Derek - hey thanks a lot!

jocko500
05-05-2015, 12:26 AM
lovely and i do see the old posts.

Fox_eNova
05-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Great color work!, Well Done, Colin!

AprilJoy
05-05-2015, 07:37 PM
Colin where's the lion??

ColinS
05-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Thanks Jock and Eric.

April the artist is a Leo. :D

thevaliantx
05-06-2015, 01:25 AM
Good job Colin. I am into the world of dragons, magic and other fantasy.

ColinS
05-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Thanks a lot George. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a favourite read of mine at age 10. I still like a good fantasy novel. Guy Gavriel Kay is a current favourite.