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03-03-2009, 02:07 PM
Sometimes you just see something that screams out to be painted. A sojourn to the Co-op took me past the harbour, as indeed most walks do, and this little creeler just caught the light.
Oil on canvas, 14"x10"
03-03-2009, 04:05 PM
lovely painting. the foreground ripples are exquisite.
03-03-2009, 06:27 PM
A beautiful moment caught by a passionate and talented Artist :thumbsup:
03-03-2009, 11:17 PM
I can see why you wanted to paint this - it is a great picture. I am really impressed with the water; it is just beautiful.
03-04-2009, 01:30 AM
Great handling of that water Tim, excellent suggestion of movement and ripple shapes! By the way, I found a painting you left in the animals forum with a close up of some ducks and wanted to give you my compliments on that.
03-04-2009, 03:00 AM
Absolutely gorgeous Tim! :clap: You are a water expert!
03-04-2009, 03:09 AM
Wow Tim...I swear I could see your water swaying! excellent!:thumbsup:
03-04-2009, 04:43 AM
Wonderful water, Tim, beautifully done.
I'm not sure about the scale. Just how big is that boat?
If they are the type of ducks with which I am familiar, then that is one tiny boat.
03-04-2009, 05:12 AM
Very,very nice scene Tim and well painted!
03-04-2009, 05:16 AM
I had to google Creeler (http://www.trawlerpictures.net/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9653).... It seems to be an Scottish term for fishing boat.. (http://www.scottishfishingboats.co.uk/models/scottish-18-23/orkney_creeler.htm) So having satisfied myself as to what a creeler is, I can devote my attention to your beautiful painting. I love the little boat, and yes can almost feel the movement of the water. The little ducks are just the right touch..
Our artist minds are always active, no matter where we are. It is wonderful and exciting that we can see a painting, and others will just see..........
Thanks for sharing..
03-05-2009, 10:23 AM
Excellent work Tim.
03-05-2009, 11:04 AM
I could actually feel a bit seasick looking at the ducks and feeling the slight bob of up and down of water. (I don't take to boat rides very well though I like looking at the waves.) Very nice piece.
03-06-2009, 03:16 PM
Really nice handling of the water Tim.
03-07-2009, 11:43 AM
It's a beautiful & delightful painting Tim, the water is just incredible.
03-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Water looks oh sooo good!!! I'd love to learn how to paint waves like that one day.
03-09-2009, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the encouraging comments folks - really greatly appreciated.
Hi Marty - yes, this isn't a big vessel at all; Eiders are up to 70cms in head & body length (2ft long, or so) and the boat in the pic is approx 11 feet long. I think with the foreshortening of the boat, the birds are probably ok-ish. These little creelers are used mainly inshore for lobs, velvets and partans (edible crabs).
03-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Your water is magic! Great job!
03-15-2009, 11:22 AM
This is lovely. I feel like I could just dive right into that water!
03-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Hi Tim, I think your painting is just beautifull.the waves and the water are hypnotic!and i love the little eiders. lynne
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