View Full Version : Carrick-A-Rede Hotel WIP

09-14-2004, 02:07 PM
I like painting from old photographs and this is my latest ......... Carrick-A-Rede Hotel. I think the photograph was taken in the early 1900's.

09-14-2004, 02:22 PM
Hi there Mooz,

Great painting! :clap: Do you have a copy of the original postcard to post so we can see what you are seeing.

Also if you have any more pictures of it whilst it is in progress then I'd love to see them. Looking forward to seeing it finished too.


09-14-2004, 02:30 PM
OK Ricky ............. I have just taken a photograph of the photograph but it is not great as the flash makes it appear lighter.

09-14-2004, 03:12 PM
It's a good likeness. Maybe once your finished you can sell it/display it to/with the current owners of the place. (If you know where it is, and it still exists).

Hope to see more of it soon. :wink2:

09-15-2004, 03:35 AM
Thanks Ricky ........... yes it does still exist but only as a bar and restaurant and I do know the owner but whether he would be interested in it or want to part with any money is a different story!
I have made a few changes and posting an update here helps me also to see what needs to be done.

09-15-2004, 07:37 AM
Mooz I do like the *old* feel of this.
YOu sure know how to choose some difficult subjets to paint. I give you :clap: :clap: :clap: for doing the hard ones!

09-15-2004, 12:58 PM
Thanks PastelMama ............ I still have a few changes to do to it yet and then I will call it finished .......... if they work out that is!! :D

09-16-2004, 03:20 AM
Mooz I too like old photographs, this is lovely work. :clap: :clap: :clap:


09-16-2004, 05:59 AM
very good, a lot of the old photographs are disappearing or in a demise state. i like art of this time period, everything was a lot slower mode. bill

09-16-2004, 08:52 AM
Thanks Eileenjm and billiam ........... I hope to get the finishing touches to it this afternoon sometime.

09-16-2004, 09:44 AM
Mooz, you picked a hard one! It looks good except that the near corner of the building looks crooked to me.

09-16-2004, 10:04 AM
You are right - Piper2 ........ I hadn't noticed that ......... thanks for pointing it out to me. I also need to fix the second window on the roof....... or is it the third one :confused: maybe all of them :confused: ..........

09-16-2004, 10:12 AM
What was funny was that until I saw the photo I couldn't be sure if it was supposed to be crooked or not. :D When I was in Scotland last year, I saw lots of buildings that lacked 90 degree angles.

09-16-2004, 10:17 AM
There are lots of buildings with crooked walls in Ireland too Piper! :D :wave:

09-16-2004, 01:39 PM
I made a few small changes ............... not too sure if they are for the better though! :confused:
I am having great difficulty in doing the writing at the side of the Hotel. Maybe I will take the easy way out and leave it out! :evil:

09-17-2004, 08:42 AM
Mooz, this is starting to look really good. Don't give up on the writing! When I have to paint writing, I often use a ruler and lightly pencil in two guidelines (one of the bottom line and one for the tops of the lower case letters) and either erase them later or paint over them.

I would recommend maybe evening up your lines in the windows, at least the ones on the bottom level. They look a little unsure.

The squaring off you did on the corners looks great! Keep up the good work! :clap:

09-18-2004, 02:35 AM
Thanks Piper2 ............. unfortunately before I read your reply I 'finished it' and left it in to a local art shop for framing. I felt that I was getting tired working on it and I wanted to start something different :D
I will post my final pic and I am not happy with the writing on the side and now that you have mentioned the windows .......... but anyway at least I am learning what to look out for in future paintings.
Thanks to everyone foy commenting.

09-18-2004, 07:30 AM
Don't be too hard on yourself Mooz you have done a lovely painting. I too am still learning and battling with acrylics. Give yourself a pat on the back for this one beacuse it's brilliant. :clap: :clap: :clap:


09-18-2004, 12:45 PM
Thanks Eileen for the applause!! :wave:

09-20-2004, 03:34 PM
Yes, Mooz, don't be hard on yourself. It still looks great.