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11-16-2009, 05:05 PM
This is a commissioned piece. First, I did a preliminary study in colored pencil which was presented in the Colored Pencil Forum as a work in progress. On completion of that study, the client liked it and wanted it huge. So, this final result in acrylics comes in at 60'' x 48''. Liquitex Acrylics on stretched canvas.


11-16-2009, 05:57 PM
I like it! Shows lots of depth and the foliage to the left is outstanding!

11-16-2009, 07:43 PM
Agree - great colors and good sense of depth... :thumbsup:

11-16-2009, 08:48 PM
The depth is what immediately struck me, too. The piece almost looks three-dimensional.

11-16-2009, 08:51 PM
:clap: :clap:

11-16-2009, 09:19 PM
Really nice!!

11-16-2009, 09:54 PM
WOW Fabulous!! Excellently rendered!!
Great depth and colors! Love your folage! sand and boat are amazing!!
Love it!!

11-16-2009, 10:08 PM
Your Palm Trees Are Amazing - They Look So Real- As If You Could Reach Out And Touch Them. Your Perception Of Capturing Depth Is Truly Wonderful.

11-17-2009, 08:01 AM
this is great!!!

11-17-2009, 08:11 AM
Your palms are fabulous giving the scene a wonderful tropical look. I :envy: your being able to do such a large size, I'll bet it looks terrific in real life. :clap: :thumbsup:

11-17-2009, 08:16 AM
Wonderful composition and colours.

11-17-2009, 08:56 AM
One can certainly feel the warmth of the sun in this! Very inviting.

chammi kaiser
11-17-2009, 11:35 AM
Beautiful foreground. You have invited me into your painting and I would give anything to be in that lovely place.

11-17-2009, 12:10 PM
Beautiful work! It looks so carefully done.

11-17-2009, 12:38 PM
Its beautiful! Love the colors and the atmosphere!

11-17-2009, 02:46 PM
Wow! What a realistic atmosphere, I can almost feel the heat of the sun on my skin and the salty ocean breeze blowing on my face. In fact, the sunlight is so well done I squinted when I looked at it!

Very well done! I'd bet you have one very happy client when you presented him/her with this! :)

11-17-2009, 04:51 PM
To everyone, thanks very much for your kind comments.

To emphasize depth on a flat two dimensional plane when working on landscapes, several things has to be considered. Linear Perspective - there's foreshortening occurring with the boat. Also in this re-sized image, visible footsteps in the sand from left to right seem to be leading towards a vanishing point. And of course, receding objects in the background tend to get relatively smaller. Then there is Atmospheric Perspective - the distant vegetation takes on a grayish-blue green color that is not as intense as that of the foliage in the foreground and is also less defined in detail.
I hope I did well in explaining the depth achieved in this artwork. :)