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lstrvr
06-11-2011, 10:04 PM
This is my latest painting titled 'Storm Warning'. I captured the reference for this painting in Steveston Marina in Richmond, BC Canada. I loved how the sun was setting casting the small bursts of light on the boats while the heavy dark storm clouds loomed above. I have very little experience with painting clouds and now have great respect for those that paint clouds well!

I have signed it and consider it done but I may still go back and make adjustments as I see them before varnishing.

The painting is acrylic on 14"x18" stretched canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2011/215139-Finished_1600x1200.jpg



All C&C welcome!

gaykir
06-11-2011, 11:59 PM
Fabulous!! The water, the sky, the boats!! WOW is all I can say!

lathadamle
06-12-2011, 12:49 AM
Fantastic play of light and mood. Ooooh! Behind the beauty lurks peril! :D Excellent work.

Kathrin G.
06-12-2011, 04:41 AM
Oh WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is just amazing :clap: :clap: :clap: The boots are so detailed, especially considering they must be pretty small in that size painting :eek: :clap: and the water is just beyond words :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just fantabulous :thumbsup:

bertschikon
06-12-2011, 07:01 AM
Excellent work that clearly prefaces the arrival of heavy weather. Your treatment of the water is particularly good.

irene ann
06-12-2011, 07:03 AM
this is fabulous i bet you are proud of this one well done

ladypainter
06-12-2011, 08:09 AM
Awesome work. Looks totally finished to me.

koksie
06-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Great! That's really very impressive!

bye Brigitte

Dcam
06-12-2011, 09:10 AM
About 75% of this (left side) is based on almost monochromatic blue. Then on the right we have those brilliant warm colors. These two areas meet to create a wonderful drama.....Wow is right! Stunning in detail as well as compositional setup and warm and cool relationship.
Beautiful.

Derek

OkeeKat
06-12-2011, 11:31 AM
WOW is right.. omg this is absolutely amazing!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
I just love the details in the boats, the water and sky is perfect.
Awesome work!!!:thumbsup:

chammi kaiser
06-12-2011, 01:31 PM
This is a masterwork and absolutely stunning.

birdhs
06-12-2011, 02:18 PM
I'm guessing you are very familiar with these boats and setting to have portrayed them so well. The rust stains are just enough and the smooth + rippled areas ring true.

It seems as if we are seeing them through your eyes, and what a sight this is! In agreement with all previous posts on quality.

Thanx 4 posting, this pleaseth our eyes, Greg

Amatheya
06-12-2011, 03:52 PM
Wow! That's incredible

BetGee
06-12-2011, 09:43 PM
Awesome!!!!!

Margaret 59
06-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Heck, it's beautiful!!

artnthesoul
06-12-2011, 10:40 PM
Wow is right! Stunning piece! The way you captured the water is amazing.

FoxEnova
06-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Awesome !!It's all been said and true...
Very nice details on the boats and the water is definitely still wet

tdye84
06-13-2011, 03:33 AM
I'm immersed in your water. How I love it. This painting is exquisite!

azhar0123
06-13-2011, 05:11 AM
woooow thats amazing loved it :)

Mys Sym
06-13-2011, 05:33 AM
This is awesome.!!!! I especially love the treatment of the water. This site is a great inspiration for me.

lstrvr
06-14-2011, 02:14 PM
Thank you everyone for all the nice comments on this painting! I have been away from the computer for a few days so I apologize for the delay in recognizing everyone's time to make these comments. When I posted this painting I was at the point where I was really having a tough time determining whether I actually liked this one or not. I think I had just spent too much time looking at it. It is back on my easel and I am making adjustments, particularly to the clouds.

Thank you again!

Rick G
06-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Thank you everyone for all the nice comments on this painting! I have been away from the computer for a few days so I apologize for the delay in recognizing everyone's time to make these comments. When I posted this painting I was at the point where I was really having a tough time determining whether I actually liked this one or not. I think I had just spent too much time looking at it. It is back on my easel and I am making adjustments, particularly to the clouds.

Thank you again!

You know what they say about it taking two artists to produce a great painting. One to paint it and one to shoot him before he ruins it. Don't make us send a representative up there. ;)

BlueStarr
06-14-2011, 07:08 PM
wow, I'm amazed by that water!

Faded
06-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Fantastic work, all aspects of this piece, composition, colour, and style.
-David

M Douglas
06-16-2011, 03:59 PM
Another fabulous painting. Beautiful light!

Melodie

RPut
06-17-2011, 10:38 PM
Oh, GORGEOUS! That water is stunning. Love the sky and boats too.

laudesan
06-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Absolutely beautiful painting.

artbox
06-18-2011, 05:05 AM
I echo the others!! WOW...your water and boat detail!!! Excellent work.. :thumbsup: made me want to get away from that storm!!:eek: :D

Chia
06-20-2011, 01:58 AM
Another brilliant piece Neil - you are really on a roll with the harbour scenes. The boast & the the water, especially, are fabulous. I hope you post the updated version with the reworked clouds.

lstrvr
06-20-2011, 04:53 AM
Thank you again for all the nice compliments on this painting! Coralie, I'll definitely post an update when i finish up the rework on the clouds. I have put it aside temporarily to get a new painting under way. I agree with your funny comment Rick about leaving it alone before ruining it, but I am still frustrated by this painting and hate leaving it like that when I know I can give it the necessary tweaking to make it right in my mind.

Thank you again :)

kieran
06-20-2011, 06:27 AM
I have to echo everyones else's comments - brilliant work. The water is fantastic. What I wouldn't give to paint water like that!

sugarbritches085
06-21-2011, 04:59 PM
WOW... I just started painting this past week. And started an ocean scene... I only hope to capture a piece of the beauty this one has. I love this. the water looks so serene and perfect. Almost don't even realize its a painting. Amazing. LOVE.

isuki
07-04-2011, 12:27 PM
This painting puts me right there, in the bay watching the storm come in. Awesome!

Marty Shay
07-04-2011, 05:20 PM
My, my, my, how absolutely gorgeous! I love the water, love the clouds, love the boats, love it all.
J

Etoiledusoir
07-04-2011, 07:41 PM
For my first visit to this acrylic forum, I am amazed!
What a beautiful stormy sky! the boats are great too!

vensunn
07-04-2011, 07:55 PM
The expertice of the rendering of this along with the mood that you have created indicates a passionate and thoughtful artists!
Steven

Fiestyone
07-05-2011, 01:24 AM
What can I say but wow! I am new to Wet Canvas and was just checking what is out here in the Acrylics section and how lucky was I to pick such a beautiful painting to view. I love boats and you have done such a beautiful job painting them in the storm..... I hope to learn a lot from the other members of Wet Canvas and you are one I could really learn from...what talent. :wave:

Janet, Oregon acrylic artist in training.....

solonite
07-05-2011, 07:37 AM
Absolutely amazing!!!!!!

cadub
07-05-2011, 08:24 PM
Jaw dropping - just gorgeous on many levels!115

cadub
07-05-2011, 08:25 PM
Jaw dropping - just gorgeous on many levels!!

Jtownsend
07-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Can I ask what size brushes you used? I'm interested in fine detail but the smallest I can find is 18/0.