View Full Version : Bull Point, Rathlin Island

03-29-2007, 12:18 PM
I did this one last night from a photograph without the boat ....... then I added my usual little boat ....
Acrylic on canvas 12" X 24"
C&C most welcome :wave:


Charlie's Mum
03-29-2007, 12:47 PM
Mooz - your colours and the light on the water are exquisite - well done!

Like the boat - just not sure about the chunk of land! :D - though from the name, I'm sure you'll have shaped it right! :)

03-29-2007, 01:10 PM
Beautiful sky and reflections... :thumbsup:

About the rock:

Something is just slightly off where the rock meets the water... not sure what, but it just doesn't have the lovely continuity of value the rest of the piece has.

Or... it could simply be my monitor shortchanging me again...:(

03-29-2007, 01:12 PM
I love the colors and the boat is great. I think the land in the back ground should maybe be a lighter tone. It seems to be the same tone as the boat. It it were lighter it would appear to be further in the background and further away. It wouldn't take away from the focal point. The rest of the picture is beautiful. Jan

03-29-2007, 01:19 PM
Maureen, Redtreesstudio and Jan .... :wave: ... thank you all so much. I think I need to do something about the land seeing as you all have mentioned it. I really appreciate what you are telling me and I need to be told as I don't always see what exactly is wrong until someone points it out .... thanks again.....

Lady Carol
03-29-2007, 02:49 PM
I think you need a bit of shadow off the land into the water there. It looks a little too bright yellow just below the headland.

Awesome colours BTW and the boat adds additional interest that is tranquil.

03-29-2007, 03:04 PM
Beautiful! My first thought about the rock was that water below was missing some shadow. What does the photograph say?

03-29-2007, 03:49 PM
I love the colors in this!! how about a little color reflecting on the right side of the boat? Its a little difficult to pick out the bow at least at the size I can see, perhaps its easier IRL

03-29-2007, 04:44 PM
I think you captured the stillness of the water beautifully. There is wonderful gentle "bob" to the water that time of day, isn't there?

03-29-2007, 05:05 PM
Wonderful watercolorly effect in the sky and water. I think the boat is great. It's away from the light so any reflected color would be minimal. But the shadow of the point on the water would work well,

nice job.


03-29-2007, 06:09 PM
Lady Carol, Dreamz, Linda, Jon and Chuck .....thank you all so much for taking the time to comment and offer advice which I might add is much needed!!
I will hopefully get at it tomorrow evening and will post my update.....

03-29-2007, 06:24 PM
All good points mentioned. I would like to add check your horizon line. It might be dropping off on the left. Might just be the photo.

03-29-2007, 11:05 PM
I could really enjoy sitting quietly while looking at your painting. The boat area is especially appealing.

chammi kaiser
03-30-2007, 03:22 AM
You have received some good advice re land mass, shadows, etc. Just want to say that your water is really beautiful. You have done so well with the sky colours reflected in the sea. Well done.

03-30-2007, 10:13 AM
amurphy ....thank you and I think I do need to adjust the horizon a bit .... I think it actually goes up a tad about the middle which makes it look like it dropping off ....:wave:

Ann and Chammi :wave: :wave: ... thank you also.

Katie D
03-30-2007, 09:03 PM
Glad you added the boat--this is beautiful and so well done.

03-31-2007, 03:57 AM
Thank you Katie D ..... :wave: ...... I have just been to your Artfully Painted Pets site ...... WOW! .... your portraits are amazing .... :thumbsup: ....I particularly like Sam in Gallery 2 ...... Great Work! :thumbsup:

03-31-2007, 05:03 AM
Not much to say here as everyone has added some great comments.I'll just say I like it.The colors,the scene the water...everything is fan..bloody..tastic!!!

03-31-2007, 09:15 AM
Thanks Anthony .... much appreciated .....:wave:

Katie D
03-31-2007, 11:00 AM
Thank you Mooz! Sam is my favorite, too.