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04-26-2004, 02:49 PM
I posted these on the WC thread, but maybe there are more marine enthusiasts here!

I used a calender photo as a basis. This was a photo-realistic watercolour by a great artist called Hans-Peter Jürgens, but I wanted to achieve a looser interpretation. I wasn't so happy with the first, but maybe the second is going in the right direction.

What do you think?



04-26-2004, 11:57 PM
Hi Peter,
You seem to have been able to two totally different moods in these. One very calm and peaceful, the other more moody and dark. That's what I see anyway. I love them both. Great job.
Don :)

04-27-2004, 02:32 AM
Thanks Don!

Yes, they do suggest different moods don't they?
Amazing what a bit of colour, or lack of it, can do! :)

04-28-2004, 12:22 AM
I just love looking for your work!!! :)

04-28-2004, 01:58 AM
Thanks JJ!

I enjoyed your website!

What about posting some marine paintings here?

04-28-2004, 03:17 AM
Thank you Peter, I have just seen you added your comment..

I shall do soon, this is why I am looking at all your wonderful work, getting up the er inspiration to get the brushes wet..:)

I have been lurking for a while now, and everyones work in here is soooooooo impressive!!

04-28-2004, 04:58 AM
Both of these are very nice Peter I personally prefer the first one, but that's just me-----------well done--------Alan

04-28-2004, 07:05 AM
Thanks Alan!

.. you takes yer pick! :)

I think I posted the original painting on the WC forum, but here it is again for comparison (courtesy of Hans-Peter Jürgens)


Marty C
04-28-2004, 08:52 AM
Hi Peter,
Well the original is certainly an absolutely stunning work, but you have done it proud with your interpretations of the piece. I think the second works best, the more muted colours and darker values more accurately portray the drama seen in the original. Well done.

05-01-2004, 02:06 PM
Thanks Marty!

Yes, the original is very good. I just wanted to show it from a different angle, so to speak. I would have preferred to paint from a photo (plein aire - even better!) but this is all I could find at the time.

I think each has it's own qualities - could even be different days/weather conditions.