View Full Version : Mt Taranaki Blue

04-03-2002, 03:12 AM
My blue project painting finished, comments welcome(2nd acrylic painting)
8x10" canvas

04-03-2002, 10:35 AM
My first reaction was: oooooh, I like it! Very nice!! :D

My second reaction, after looking at the painting for a while, taking it in, is: I'm having trouble understanding what's going on in the foreground (might be down to the photo though).

Anyway, very effective. Well done!


04-03-2002, 07:24 PM
I really like this. It reminds of a time I went camping in the mountains here. The night was clear but there was no moon and everything had a blue tint to it and the snowy peaks seemed to just glow.

04-04-2002, 03:24 AM
James, thanks for the critique, I guess I'm trying to get the feeling across here, yes the foreground could perhaps do with more detail...but I don't really want to detract from the mountain.
The foreground is rows of hedges and fence, you can see this more clearly in the project photo I worked from(whick was dark anyway), and slopey ground. Appreciate the time you took.

04-04-2002, 03:26 AM
Kitaye, thanks for the comments, I think it's a very typical taranaki country scene. The nights here are sure crisping up again!!:D

04-04-2002, 03:30 PM
Really cool gnu. I think you have captured Mt Taranaki in a lovely mood :clap: :clap:

04-05-2002, 05:46 AM
THanks Drumbeat Trish !!!:D :D It's such a beautiful Mountain!!