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04-17-2009, 09:39 AM

Shown here is an Acrylic painting on 20 x 20 inch canvas showing the White Strand of the Monks on the island of Iona, west coast of Scotland, Iona is where St Columba arrived introducing Christianity to Scotland

Comments welcome



La Paz
04-17-2009, 11:06 AM
Wonderful movement through the painting. Delicious color...it has a sort of abstract feel to it that I love. Well done

04-17-2009, 11:25 AM
Lovely! How do you get such a smooth look? Do you use layers or thick paint?

04-17-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks for looking Barbara

Lavender, I use thick paint and lots of water...cheers!

Charlie's Mum
04-17-2009, 12:36 PM
You have an amazing technique with the paint Henry - but it's the atmosphere of your works that move me - I love them!

The remoteness and serenity in this are super.

04-17-2009, 03:59 PM
So this is where you are! Haven't seen your work in the H20 place, but good to see that you are still painting and turning out wonderful work....:thumbsup:

J. Lee
04-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the peaceful and serene feel of this one. Great work Henry. :clap:

Dory L
04-17-2009, 05:59 PM
:thumbsup: I love your use of color. At first I thought this was airbrushed. You have created so much depth and movement

04-17-2009, 09:05 PM
Henry, WOW....you've mastered Acrylic painting now!!! WOWZERS but this is gorgeous. I wondered where you'd gone to. Congratulations on stretching yourself!

04-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Beautiful! I love the sweep of the sky being opposite of that of the beach, pulls you in, wonderful movement.


04-17-2009, 09:50 PM
This is quite serene! Wonderfully done!

04-17-2009, 10:35 PM
I really like how the colors are bold and the painting is sharp but also blended fantastically too.

Great job! :thumbsup:

04-18-2009, 08:38 AM
Beautiful colours and work.

04-18-2009, 08:57 AM
gorgeous colors and beautifuly done!!!

05-11-2009, 11:25 PM
very nice. The style is very graphic and the colors are very smooth.