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11-29-2011, 09:40 PM
This is my latest painting titled 'Last Light'. I took the reference image for this painting looking west out over the Strait of Georgia. I was sure the light had disappeared for the night when it poked back out of the clouds enabling this last shot.

Acrylic on canvas, 16"x24". All C&C welcome and appreciated. I do have a full Work in Progress of this painting in the Easel section of my website for anyone interested.


11-29-2011, 10:11 PM

11-29-2011, 10:20 PM
Wow. I admire your skill and patience!

11-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Amazing work Neil!!:thumbsup:
I'm in awe, I just love how you did this one, I viewed the WIP, fabulous.
How do you do the rigging so well and staight.. you have a secret??
Excellently done!!:clap:

11-30-2011, 12:11 AM
Fantastic work! The water is superb and so is the warm glow of the sun poking through. Can literally feel that tiny bit of warmth.

11-30-2011, 03:24 AM
Ohhh, I do love this!

11-30-2011, 09:25 AM
Magnificent. The sun light on the side of the hulls with the shadow behind the buoys is amazing.

chammi kaiser
11-30-2011, 10:32 AM
Neil, this is a master work. Stunning painting. Would also be curious as to how you get that rigging so straight???

11-30-2011, 11:39 AM

11-30-2011, 12:42 PM
:thumbsup: Amazing!:clap: :clap: :clap: I thought it might be a photo, this beats photography!!!

Rajashree Chanda
11-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Amazing and beautiful in big bold letters....

11-30-2011, 02:04 PM
Awesome! And perfect title, as the eye goes directly to that.

11-30-2011, 02:21 PM
This is stellar! Enjoyed the WIP too! Next time please show us how you do the water, it is exceptional!


11-30-2011, 02:43 PM
Jaw just dropped.

11-30-2011, 03:07 PM
Lovely, lovely painting - thanks for sharing.

11-30-2011, 04:50 PM
awesome !! ... lighting and detail are superb !!

11-30-2011, 05:04 PM
simply wonderful!!!!



11-30-2011, 05:54 PM
Thank you for all the comments! I truly appreciate them. I don't really have a special technique for the rigging. I do use a straight edge for some of the longer lines, and I guess the rest is just a matter of figuring out the right consistency of the paint and which brush seems to be doing the job at the time. The numbers are worn off of the brush, but I believe it is a no. 1 rigger (Robert Simmons). I also form the tip of the brush to a point once loaded with paint and use very little pressure when painting the lines. I used to struggle a fair bit with the straight lines, but with each painting they seem to be getting more consistent. Technique hasn't changed, just more experience.

Rob, I meant to take more photos of the WIP of the water and I always kick myself afterward once I realize I haven't. Thank you for visiting my site and checking it out!

11-30-2011, 06:03 PM
Nothing short of spectacular. Would love to have sat on your shoulder when you did this. But seeing the steps on your website is already really helpful. :clap: :clap: :clap:

11-30-2011, 08:27 PM
Wow this is so amazing! Perspectives are perfect too, you must have a lot of patience to paint something like this. Again...wow...

12-02-2011, 12:49 AM

Margaret 59
12-02-2011, 09:12 PM
Wow from me too! Off to have a look at your WIP!

Kathrin G.
12-03-2011, 04:18 AM
absolutely mindblowing :clap: :clap: :clap:

12-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Whoa! This is wonderful!!

12-03-2011, 09:21 PM
this is just wonderful!