View Full Version : "Boats With Ropes" x/p Marine art, C&C's

04-01-2008, 07:19 PM


I haven't posted in a long, long while, cuz I've been sooo busy! Well, anyway, I just finished this and just am so excited about how it turned out! BUT, since I am hasty about posting this, I may be missing something. I would love to hear your points. Please let me know. Anyway, C&C's welcome....Thanks! Oh, and I have the WIP posted on my blog...linkie below.
Oh, it's 18x12"

04-01-2008, 07:56 PM
I will certainly leave the actual critics to the more experienced on here, But I do have to say I was just captivated by the foreground water, you have done a remarkable job, going to go to your blog and enjoy, excellent.

04-01-2008, 07:58 PM
I agree the water blows me away

04-01-2008, 08:21 PM
Wow, it looks great to me!

Gail V
04-01-2008, 09:27 PM
This is awesome and the reflections are amazing! I feel like I am standing on the dock gazing into the water. Fabulous!

04-01-2008, 09:46 PM
wow. lovely water. and all this is pastels ?:O

The angle of life buoy - on the boat and in the reflection; the angle of the hull .. perfect matches !. captivating. :D

04-01-2008, 10:40 PM
fabulous reflections and composition and painting overall !!

04-02-2008, 12:04 AM
WOW no wonder you are pleased!! This is truly amazing! Don't wait so long to post !!

Terry Wynn
04-02-2008, 12:53 AM
Glad to see you back. It's a good thing I can still type with my mouth open :)

Perfect. Reflections, water, boat hulls. WOW!


04-02-2008, 01:42 AM
By jove -- I think you've got it! Amazing water!

M Douglas
04-02-2008, 02:30 AM
Absolutely beautiful and VERY well done. I love the reflections on the water from the sky which are also reflecting back up on to the hull of the boats. The dock has that well worn look, excellent job!!! I love it.


04-02-2008, 04:17 AM
The reflections on the water are simply amazing. Congratulations on such a beautiful work.

04-02-2008, 04:26 AM
WOW WOw Wow!!!!!!!!!! fantastic!

04-02-2008, 05:25 AM
It is awesome, I love everything about it. The colors are amazing!!

04-02-2008, 05:53 AM
This is beautiful Brenda! wonderful job!

Donna T
04-02-2008, 08:49 AM
You should feel very proud of this one, Brenda. It's a beautiful painting!


04-02-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm on board with this piece!!! Love the colors more than I can truly express. That water is exactly filled with those rich vibrations like we typically see but can never capture on paper.

I know the time of day and the temperature. It's a WINNER!!!


Merethe T
04-02-2008, 11:09 AM
I can only add to the wow's - this is awesome!! The water is amazing, I feel like I'm there! Stunning!


04-02-2008, 12:12 PM
Thanks you guys! So many nice compliments!!!
I had my husband look at it and he tells me that the yellow rope needs be more subdued, because it has too much contrast and intensity. I'm thinking that I might do that...thoughts? Again, thanks for the nice words on this...I am really excited about having done this one...it's been awhile. Smiles,

water girl
04-02-2008, 12:40 PM
You have the whole boat, marina, water and atmosphere down pat. This is quite an amazing piece. I feel as if I'm ready to take a little trip!

04-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Oh yes! The foreground is fabulous. And having painted boats, I know it is no mean feat to get them just right but you have. No wonder you are pleased...you should be very pleased!


04-02-2008, 03:48 PM
Omygosh!!! This is superb, I can only echo everyone else. That water is absolutely fantastic!!!


04-03-2008, 11:20 AM
The prospective and reflections are super.

04-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Thanks you guys for all your wonderful compliments on this one. You are all way too nice to me. :heart:
My eye keeps on going back to the yellow rope. I'm wondering if anyone sees this as blaring as I do...? I think IRL, it is more yellow than in this image on the screen.