View Full Version : The Editor's Harbor at Lorient

02-14-2000, 03:00 PM
Okay, gang - here is another one. This is another 45 minute hack. This one is a much smaller rendition of Morisot's Harbor at Lorient. Keep in mind that this is just a little 9x12 panel... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



02-14-2000, 03:19 PM
What a nice fresh painting!

02-14-2000, 03:52 PM
Scott, these are very nice 45 minute hacks!!


02-14-2000, 04:47 PM
Really? I'm flattered that you think so. As I've said before, I usually don't have much time to paint, so for me, an hour or so with a little 8x10 or 9x12 canvas board is about all I can squeeze in.

One thing that I've found to be quite challenging is trying to depict figures in a smaller painting. It's tough. Forget trying for detail. It's fun, though - painting these "faceless" figures - hehe.


02-14-2000, 05:34 PM
Great work Scott.
I looked up the original - take a peek again and see how Morisot used a burnout effect; the light is so strong that details are burned out on the boats in the middle (on the original). These very bright areas are balanced by the brightness of the umbrella and womans right leg (well both legs really). Also see how the womans right arm is partially highligted).

So scott - a little highlight will make your 9x12 sing. (To quote Bruin "Smack them with light").

Here is a link to the original http://www2.iinet.com/art/19th/french/morisot/morist18.jpg

Phyllis Rennie
02-14-2000, 08:33 PM
Good job. Do you find that you learn a lot from doing these? I've always had trouble "shrinking" the landscape onto a canvas because I like to paint life sized. So I've started doing really small ones (3" x 5" max.)with watercolor pencils. My hope is that after numerous ones that size, I'll be comfortable with normal sizes. Don't know yet if it'll work. Any other suggestions? Phyl

02-14-2000, 08:46 PM
scott,,,you shouldn't deprecate yourself. it subconsciously sets your temperment. leave it to us to call you a hack. this is a nice painting. it's worth while for everyone to copy other artists.....milt

02-15-2000, 06:56 AM
I've actually been sufficiently inspired that I've broken out a 24 x 36 canvas for my next effort.....run! flee!!!


02-15-2000, 05:01 PM
I like it very much scott.. you didn't overwork it like I tend to do.. very nice.

02-15-2000, 05:56 PM
I agree with Bruin...always affirm your artistic ability! This is a great rendition..I could never do this in 45 min!
Can feel the wind bursts!

02-16-2000, 12:38 AM
Keep it up Scott....see you have been encouraging us....now we get to encourage you. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif >>>>>> http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

02-17-2000, 12:11 AM
i think this is one of THE best paintings i've ever seen. you scott, are a true master of the brush. HANDS DOWN. don't ever put yourself down,,,you are a budding genius.....your close cyber-friend, milt aka bruin70