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07-12-2001, 08:19 PM
I would like your opinion on my painting,it's a few washes all done at the same time. thanking you ripvan

07-12-2001, 08:42 PM
Ripvanblair, your painting, "Galway Bay Oystercatcher" is very original and unique. I especially like the sky with its very hot sun shinning though. The full sails say speed and bow wake verifies it.

What size is the original painting?

The Best,

07-12-2001, 09:10 PM
This is a beautiful display of complimentary colours. The billowing clouds on the right seem to be leading the boat through the water. I can feel the wind on my face. I would soften the reflection of the boat a little and would the edges not be more jagged caused by the ripples of the water. Mary

07-12-2001, 10:08 PM
Hi ripvanblair - I like this composition - very nicely balanced. I love the colours! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

07-13-2001, 03:22 AM
Thank you for your kind words,it's approx A3 size,and was inspired by a holiday there once,I don't know if they are oystercatchers,but that's what I was told by two old Guiness drinkers,so who knows. Thank you once again I've been very encouraged. Alan

07-13-2001, 03:28 AM
Thank you Mary I agree completely with your comments,the reflections would be different,but I painted it in around half an hour,I wanted to catch the moment,after your kind comments,I'll dig the photos out and try a more detailed study Alan

07-13-2001, 03:31 AM
Thank you Norah ,I painted it very quickly,but thanks to your kind words,I'll try some more. Alan

07-13-2001, 08:06 AM
Beautiful sunset Alan.
The wind in the sails makes it come alive.

07-13-2001, 08:16 AM
Hiya Alan,

I like it a lot, really feels like the wind is blowing.....1/2 an hour? You captured the moment indeed!:clap: ....Karen

07-13-2001, 05:29 PM
Love your choice of colours, sky is dramatic and draws you in .
I agree a lighter rippled reflection would be ideal,

The atmosphere has been captured very well,


07-13-2001, 08:48 PM
Nice job:clap:

My only observation would be to have moved the "moon" up to the lightest part of the sky..where the yellow and blue meets.

Great !