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Frances Obie
04-23-2017, 12:17 PM
I have returned to local landscapes but trying to keep the "marine " theme going. The first is of Charlie Lake, near Fort St. John. The references of the second were taken during a boat trip up the Peace River about a year ago. Local cloud formations tend to be spectacular - working out reflections and tonality of water in relation to the sky was a challenge. Both are 12" x 24". Various pastels on hardboard. C & C's welcome.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2017/93782-Evening_on_Charlie_Lake.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2017/93782-Peace_River.jpg

water girl
04-23-2017, 04:06 PM
Wonderful!

Donna T
04-23-2017, 05:09 PM
These are gorgeous, Frances, and they must look so good side by side! Thanks for helping to lower my blood pressure today. :)

PeggyB
04-23-2017, 07:20 PM
Both a lovely, but I especially like the composition of the second one. The feeling of great distance is wonderful, and you've done a good job of working out the relationship of sky to water tonality.

spydersmomtammy
04-23-2017, 09:54 PM
These are beautiful Frances! The sense of expansiveness you've portrayed here is quite exquisite, and I love the calming atmosphere and color palette of each.

Moises Menendez
04-24-2017, 06:27 AM
Good work. Great use of the complementary colors.

Frances Obie
04-24-2017, 09:23 AM
Thank you Karen and Donna! I have been working on these side by side so it's makes sense that they would have similarities. Donna, I'm glad to be beneficial to your health, Lol.
Thank you Peggy. While working on these I found that, compared to the sea, smaller bodies of water are surprisingly complex to paint.
Thank you Tammy and Moises! I think the skies here make the landscape appear expansive...It's always a challenge to express that in a painting.

Marilyn Ann
04-24-2017, 12:25 PM
Beautifully executed. Lovely colors. My favorite is the first one. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Divasin
04-26-2017, 08:26 AM
I can only second all the positive responses!

stapeliad
04-26-2017, 11:06 AM
Lovely serenity in both paintings.

Fana
04-26-2017, 11:50 AM
Very nice, the distances are beautiful!

madijen
04-26-2017, 01:15 PM
Beautiful and so peaceful.

Karen

Frances Obie
04-27-2017, 09:07 AM
Thank you Marilyn​ Anne, Leslie, Stapeliad, Fana and Karen!

redclare
05-01-2017, 06:01 AM
Beautiful! The clouds are gorgeous and there are a lot of subtleties in the reflections in the water - especially in the first one - that I like very much.

Frances Obie
05-03-2017, 06:36 PM
Thank you Rebecca. I appreciate those comments.

Dea
05-05-2017, 03:59 AM
Oh, I love the sky in the first one beautiful
Deanna