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Old 12-30-2017, 12:07 PM
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Northwest Coast BC last summer. Looking past all the docked boats to the islands on the other side of the harbour. Its usually misty and raining in Prince Rupert. The islands and the clouds seem to merge.
I tried to sketch this scene from my hotel room but the moving water currents and fog were hard to keep up with - they were constantly changing. However, I did end up using one sketch as a reference that was a conglomeration of different moments in time. I also took photos. The currents on the water were patterns left by the wake of boat traffic. 14"x 27.5". Pastels on hardboard. C & C's welcome.
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Beautifully done! Your color and edges are terrific and work very well- especially like the first land masses on the left. I thought at first glance it was a watercolor-
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Lovely feeling. Beautiful light!
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Outstanding pastel. Makes me miss the dust (allergic now).
I agree with Ken: some watercolor feel to this.
Beautiful Job Francis.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:51 PM
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Thank you Ken! I went with my watery acrylic underpainting which was full of drips and blobs and used a paint brush to keep the pastel layers thin.
Thank you Lisa, I'm glad you like it.
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We may have cross posted Francis:
Outstanding pastel. Makes me miss the dust (allergic now).
I agree with Ken: some watercolor feel to this.
Beautiful Job Francis. The underpainting was a great idea.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:00 PM
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Thank you Derek! I appreciate that comment. I'm sorry you developed allergies...but I understand how easily that can happen...I wear a mask most of the time when I'm working indoors.
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Re: Prince Rupert Harbour x-post Pastels

Nice design and subtly painted. Nice soft feel to it that seems consistent with the subject. Gary
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this is gorgeous!
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Well done Frances. Really like the ambiguity where the clouds and mountains meet. Nice eye for picking that wonderful scene out of the visual noise of the boats.
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This is beautiful. I especially like the interesting colors that you chose. It does feel like a watercolor! Very nice.
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Very beautiful. Loads of interest with the flowing water and mist - lovely mood, and the w/c effect works very well.
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Re: Prince Rupert Harbour x-post Pastels

Many thanks Gary, Maryinasia.
Thank you Cliff! There was quite a lot of visual noise, as in any harbour, but to me the appeal of the scene was the backdrop which made it so unique.
Thank you Patricia. The greys of the West Coast sometimes appear to have a warmth about them - green seemed to best describe my reaction to this environment.
Thank you Arnie. Happy New Year to you too!
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Beautiful scene. The colors really work well in this one.
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A lovely composition with interesting color & value shifts - The water patterns are nicely designed & perfectly complement the sky & receding mountains - Very Nice !

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