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id-art
09-17-2008, 01:34 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2008/54863-fishermen5-s.jpg

24x24", acrylic on canvas. Watching the John Hammond video I learned he uses no water, only gloss medium. And he mixes it in everything, almost. Semi-transparent to semi-opaque mostly so the under wash shows through. I tried that here with matt medium.

Chia
09-17-2008, 01:52 AM
I like this VERY much! Fabulous water colours - unexpected, but right on the mark. The glow from the orange underpaint is brilliant. Besides that, the lighting & comp work beautifully. I would hang this painting on my wall in a minute!

Eraethil
09-17-2008, 02:35 AM
This one is exceptional! :)

Linee
09-17-2008, 05:50 AM
Love the contrasts and narrative to this!

edtree
09-17-2008, 06:55 AM
:wave: Oh my - this displays beautifully; I can only imagine how spectacular it is in real life!! I appreciated your sharing the method. It truly does make for some awesome effects and the overall look is fantastic! :clap: :D

Elizabeth

arl
09-17-2008, 08:31 AM
Great. I love the colours in the water.

OkeeKat
09-17-2008, 08:38 AM
Beautiful colors in the water!! Done Exceptionaly well!! Love this!
Maybe its me, but the fishing rod in the figure on the right looks kinda bent over in his hand from the reel under his hand. Maybe if his hand extended down a little would fix that.

AndyMcC
09-17-2008, 09:35 AM
The water looks great..as does it all :)
I have the John Hammond video and his book both are fantastic, I've lost count of the times I've watched the video now, his style is great.

Li'l Brown
09-17-2008, 11:41 AM
This is gorgeous and I love the glossiness of the water. Worked well here!

id-art
09-17-2008, 11:47 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback. And thanks to John Hammond for sharing his techniques and secrets. I'll be painting this way henceforth, after thirty years of mixing water with my acrylics!

LavenderFrost
09-17-2008, 12:42 PM
Very good work! I really like the lighting in this.

objectivistartist
09-17-2008, 12:43 PM
Quite enjoy this one - great colors, great contrasts, great clarity... :thumbsup::thumbsup: [and great composition...:D]

susme48
09-17-2008, 12:44 PM
Really well done!! I like it alot!

Aires
09-17-2008, 04:30 PM
I know from personal experience that getting sunset colors on water is not all that easy to carry off well. You've really mixed some brilliant colors and made this scene come alive rather than just another two men in a boat scene. Lovely painting.:wave:

Mz_Sketch_Pad
09-17-2008, 04:53 PM
wow!!!! this is amazing- this is a painting that just HAS IT

ExpressiveAngie
09-17-2008, 05:16 PM
not much i can add to the accolades you have already received...just agree wholeheartedly!

MrsG_SoCal
09-17-2008, 08:42 PM
Not much else to say... but this is exceptional work! :clap: