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Old 12-25-2017, 12:45 PM
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10"x20" acrylic on masonite of Princeton Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA.
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:16 PM
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Re: Seascape

Love the sky
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:29 PM
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Re: Seascape

I really like the impressionistic feel and the light, it feels authentic and brings me to the scene.
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:02 PM
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Re: Seascape

Thanks.

It is indeed more of a "skyscape" than anything. Intended to contrast the stability of the earth and docks with the energy of the sky reflected in the water. Not intended to depict the boats as more than abstractions.

The original is actually a bit more contrasty and the colors are deeper and more varied than this scan.

I'm happier with it the more I look at it.
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:48 PM
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Re: Seascape

I love the way you did the boats. Perfectly blended into the scene. Very nice sky and water.
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:03 PM
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Re: Seascape

Very nice impressionistic work! I like the sky too!
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Re: Seascape

Love this! Great personal style. Impressive.
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Very energetic with all that broken color.
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I like this.
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Re: Seascape

I like how the boats form a triangular mass. It draws my eye to them. I also like that they are abstract.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:57 PM
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I like how the boats form a triangular mass. It draws my eye to them. I also like that they are abstract.
Thank you. You are reading my design as I intended.
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Wow, I missed that inverted triangle completely. With just a bit of tweaking to the water shape, there could be an "M" shape at the lower part of the painting.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:39 PM
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Re: Seascape

Not intending an M, nor any other letter. There are a number of triangular shapes repeated throughout the painting, which is good design in theory and seems to work.

Here's the kind of scenic of which it is reminiscent: http://www.aboutweston.com/arIledelaCite.jpg
Or this: http://miriadna.com/desctopwalls/ima...ne-(Paris).jpg
While the subject is not the same, the design elements are very similar.

I know this sounds as though I sat there consciously debating and trying every element, which is anything but the truth! These kinds of images and theories are stored in my head. The painting is alla prima and happens spontaneously without a lot of thought, other than how I want to frame it, what colors and the key, and what I choose to emphasize in simplifying the scene.

This painting, like most of my others in acrylics, took about 1.5 hours max. The idea is to work quickly from nature and capture a feeling.

What was really instructive to me was to contrast this with a bucolic scene in same format painted 4 days later that didn't move me at all. I'm learning how to be truer to my emotion than to the narrative impulse.

To be honest, I'm really tickled by the very positive reactions this painting receives. Thank you! But the point of it for me is to do and to learn from what I'm doing, and in that case this one succeeds for me on all counts.

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Re: Seascape

I thnk this is a very successful painting. Style, colour and composition are all working together.
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