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Marty C
06-19-2004, 08:31 AM
Hi All,
Another rock pool and breaking wave scene, this time in a panorama format. This is from a number of photos of an area just to the north of Margaret River main break. I picked the nicest features out of the pics and put them all together in this. It is acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 1650mm by 550mm (66ins by 22ins). C&C always welcome, it's how I learn! :D
I have added some close ups, the original format is too small to see much detail.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2004/16809-Rock_Pool_IIa.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2004/16809-Rock_Pool_II_part1a.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2004/16809-Rock_Pool_II_part2b.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2004/16809-Rock_Pool_II_part3c.jpg

Diane Cutter
06-19-2004, 09:43 AM
Just beatiful... I especially like the spray... Very nice touch..

Diane

VeldaJ
06-19-2004, 06:59 PM
Excellent work, Marty. I saw these on the Acrylics Forum. I liked them then and I like them now.

Gillette
06-21-2004, 12:37 AM
Hi Marty
What a fabulous panorama of the ocean, I love the coolness, relieved by the subtle touches of warmth in the rocks and reflected in the sky.The tranluscence of the wave is great. I like a solo ocean, but always feel the contrast of 'hard',coloured rocks make such a good complement to the water. How many hours would you 'guestimate' this took?
A painter after my own heart!

Jane.

Marty C
06-21-2004, 03:49 AM
Hi Diane - thank you very much.
Hi Joy - Thanks a bunch.
Hi Jane - I like the contrasts, the "hardness" of the rocks helps to emphasise the softness and colour of the wave and vice versa, so that the sum of the two seems more than just a wave or rocks by themselves. I'm trying to get more of this kind of effect in my work now, waves of themselves are fascinating but also a bit limited in terms of potential audience, unless really unusual form or lighting is in place. This took around 16 hours I guess, not counting making the frame and stretching and preparing the canvas.

gnu
06-21-2004, 05:40 AM
delicious colours in the sand! and very wet puddles too!! :clap: :clap:
did you have fun with the dancing spray? looks like it :D:D
your waves still look a little hard edged to me...like they need a little more messy surfy border...perhaps you need to show me a photo to convince me they are really like this in your part of the world! :)
the spreading flat wave to the right is very convincing..I can really imagine myself here.. :clap: :clap:
'bout to try the panorama format myself..

marilyn h
06-21-2004, 07:37 AM
What beautiful paintings of the ocean and the breaking waves, sea mist. Just outstanding. Living on the east coast of the USA a few years ago, I know that captivating feeling of watching these come in and the beauty they render.

Marty C
06-21-2004, 07:48 AM
Hi Gill,
Thankyou very much indeed. I had fun with all of it really. As for the waves...here are two of the reference photos I have used for the last two works I did,and the works themselves for comparison. I can't really supply one for this as it is a composite.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2004/16809-Rock__Shorebreak1A.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2004/16809-Rocks_and_Shorebreak1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2004/16809-Rock__Shorebreak2a.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2004/16809-The_Rock_Pool1.jpg
Obviously I changed the colours and values around to get what I wanted but you can get a pretty good impression of what I started with.

Marty C
06-21-2004, 08:02 AM
What beautiful paintings of the ocean and the breaking waves, sea mist. Just outstanding. Living on the east coast of the USA a few years ago, I know that captivating feeling of watching these come in and the beauty they render.
Hi Marilyn,
Thanks very much for your kind words. It's easy to watch the surf come in for hours, very relaxing, lots of movement, sound and colour.

stoney
06-21-2004, 12:33 PM
Hi Marilyn,
Thanks very much for your kind words. It's easy to watch the surf come in for hours, very relaxing, lots of movement, sound and colour.

Yes, it is. Such would be easy, as well, to watch and feel the swell of the waves, the solitude for hours on end-if the USN would have put up with it! :D

I was on a guided missile destroyer (Adams Class-general pics on Australia's Navy website). Sometimes, after 10 pm, I'd go out on the fantail for a half-hour or so and sit on a capstan listen to the sea song and drink in the brilliant star field.

LisaArt
06-22-2004, 02:15 AM
Just beatiful... I especially like the spray... Very nice touch..

Diane

Oh Marty I totally agree with Diane. :clap:

ripvanblair
06-22-2004, 03:40 AM
Quite exceptional Marty , you can just hear these breakers , must be terrific to look at in reality, what a sight to greet you in a room!!!---------well done-------Alan

anney
06-22-2004, 06:25 AM
Thanks for sharing and bringing the sound of waves to my ears (nearest water areas are small lakes).

I like the way you treated the color of the rocks (as compared to the photos).

Anne

Marty C
06-22-2004, 07:59 AM
Hi stoney - sitting on the fantail of a ship at sea sounds just brilliant. Could you pick up the phosphorescence of the wake? I have often heard about it but never been on a powered ship at night to see it myself.
Hi Lisa - thanks very much.
Hi Alan - thanks also, very much appreciated.
Hi Anne - again many thanks. I thought the rocks needed a lift, they were a little boring in their real colours plus I wanted a big contrast of warm and cool colours for rocks and sea.

Jijo
06-22-2004, 10:27 PM
Fabolous Marty, and each close up is better and better. Pict are amazing too. Love the whole serie.
Alex

stoney
06-23-2004, 10:30 AM
Hi stoney - sitting on the fantail of a ship at sea sounds just brilliant. Could you pick up the phosphorescence of the wake? I have often heard about it but never been on a powered ship at night to see it myself.
Hi Lisa - thanks very much.
Hi Alan - thanks also, very much appreciated.
Hi Anne - again many thanks. I thought the rocks needed a lift, they were a little boring in their real colours plus I wanted a big contrast of warm and cool colours for rocks and sea.

It was quite peaceful. I couldn't tell you about the wake. Either I didn't look or don't remember. There's a few pics concerning the ship from when I hosted the May 31 WDE, if they're of interest.

Marty C
06-23-2004, 09:58 PM
Hi Alex - Thanks very much indeed
Hi Stoney - I had a look at the pics, there were some great photos for that event.

Lopaka
06-24-2004, 12:28 AM
Hi Marty,

These pics are truely wonderful, there are some pictures that even look like Hawaii.

Bob.

stoney
06-24-2004, 01:17 AM
Hi Alex - Thanks very much indeed
Hi Stoney - I had a look at the pics, there were some great photos for that event.

Thank you. People had a lot of fun with it which makes it all worthwhile.

Marty C
06-24-2004, 01:39 AM
Hi Bob,
These pics were all taken around the Margaret River area. It is generally accepted in the surfing world that the waves in this area have almost the same power as the Hawaian waves, just not as warm, although the swells here in the South West are more consistent throughout the year.

diane555
06-28-2004, 09:19 AM
Hiya Marty

WOW! Beautiful work here! I have to say that I think your painting is so much more beautiful than even the original photos :)
I especially like the way you handled those little tidal pools...great depth here. Love the pallette. Those deep murky greens and blues make me happy :D

Di

Marty C
06-28-2004, 08:17 PM
Hi Di,
Thanks so much, your comments mean a lot and are much appreciated.

Yax
06-28-2004, 11:30 PM
:clap: :clap: You really captured the scene. Wonderful. Yax