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Yorky
06-16-2002, 08:16 AM
here's another painting from my trip to the Kintyre Peninsular. We went over on the ferry to the Isle of Arran for the day. here is the beautiful ruined castle and harbour at Lochranza, where the ferry lands, with the mainland in the background.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2002/LochranzaHarbour2.jpg
15 x 9 Bockingford CP

Doug

Starsprite
06-16-2002, 09:19 AM
:) This is very nice Yorky!! You go to such interesting places! Can you go looking around in the castle or is it off-limits? The water looks so nice and blue. Thanks for sharing this.

Little Old Lady
06-16-2002, 09:24 AM
Another good one. Love the sky and field. Wondering if a little dark on the castle would make it pop out a little more.
JoAnn

Yorky
06-16-2002, 10:26 AM
You're right, JoAnn, it's a bad habit I have, not making shadows intense enough.

Starsprite - The castle is a ruin, it is in a beautiful setting but can be visited see http://www.highlandtraveller.com/sites/castles/lochranza.html and http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/arran/lochranza/

Doug

T-Rex
06-16-2002, 10:30 AM
Well done, like the way you painted the distance...Karen:)

matingara
06-16-2002, 10:41 AM
very nice piece Doug. I like the way you have made your reflections very subtle. imho, it is part of your individual style. I really like the way you represent things.

Oh, btw, i made a sketch of your barns tonight, i am so exhausted by the effort i may need to wake a week off before i think about painting them!!! ;)

al22
06-16-2002, 10:42 AM
Great Pic Doug........ I'm with JoAnn.....just a wee bit more value difference on the right side of that castle will add to the 3d effect....water is very well done.......
...al

Square Dancer
06-16-2002, 12:17 PM
Hello Yorky,

As usual, I love your painting and the subject matter. Although I have never been to England, I am definitely an Anglophyte! Perhaps it's in the blood--my grandfather came to the States from Manchester. I am fullblooded English and Scotch-Irish. Would love to see your beautiful country someday. Keep posting these wonderful scenes!

Averytt:)

Ginette
06-16-2002, 12:19 PM
Beautiful place & beautiful painting.

Ginette

dspinks
06-16-2002, 01:58 PM
Your buildings always turn out so well - just a bit darker on the shadow side is all it needs.
Debra

ColorMeSunny!
06-16-2002, 02:02 PM
Good job, Yorky! :clap:

Yorky
06-16-2002, 03:41 PM
I darkened the castle wall as suggested. Thanks for the comments.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2002/LochranzaHarbour3.jpg

doug

Gia
06-16-2002, 04:09 PM
very nice, I like very much the soft reflections in the water......

JustjoGA
06-16-2002, 04:59 PM
Beautiful, no other word for it... so peaceful.

surreal
06-16-2002, 05:13 PM
It is a very beautiful painting.
There is a wonderful feeling of delicacy here.


surreal :)

Little Old Lady
06-16-2002, 07:01 PM
Good before. Better now!
JoAnn

taghera
06-16-2002, 09:29 PM
Very nice Yorky, well done. :)

PETERH
06-17-2002, 02:52 AM
Nice painting Doug!

I would also add the dark wall reflection in the water - then it's perfect!

Yorky
06-17-2002, 03:13 AM
Thanks, Peter

You're right, there was something missing! I will probably do this again, I get the feeling that you would want to see more of the near hillside on the right. I could move the boat to the right and put the castle to the left and convey the layout of the harbour better.

The water and reflections came out well on the photo - but the colours are a bit muddy on the original.

Doug

ripvanblair
06-17-2002, 02:01 PM
Excellent Doug it looks like you enjoyed your visit to Scotland, these are really good paintings and I like the darkened one better you could even have the yacht highlighted a bit------well done--------Alan

Yorky
06-17-2002, 02:14 PM
Thanks Alan,

Enjoy your holiday.

Doug