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Old 11-21-2017, 03:41 AM
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Cozumel Seascape

I just completed this seascape for a client this week. From a picture they took on the island of Cozumel, off of the coast of Mexico. I thought I'd share! 😊

2 foot x 4 foot Oil on panel. One month and 10 days completion time.

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Old 11-21-2017, 05:18 AM
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You work so fast for such a photographic image. Im in awe of your speed. How did you do this do fast? Great!!
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:06 AM
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Excellent work Lon!,you could also post this painting to the Marine Forum.
BTW,welcome to Wet Canvas.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:19 AM
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Thank you for the compliments! I thought a month and 10 days was slow! 😀 I actually can only work for about a half an hour at a time before I have to take a break due to some health problems but I guess that only makes me try harder.

I don't want to sound like I'm advertising for him, but this past year I've learned allot from watching Michael James Smith paint. He has some really good methods that allow photographic results with pretty simple brush strokes. So I've tried to incorporate his methods and my styles into my work, hopefully with decent results!

Sea Dangler, thank you! I'll definitely head over there and have a look. I'm really glad to of found this community! I've not painted in years and years (and then only half heartedly) and have only recently started doing it again this past year. So it's nice to have this source of knowledge at my fingertips.
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but this past year I've learned allot from watching Michael James Smith paint.

ohhh, well he's lovely to watch and listen to!

Um, his paintings are nice too.
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Wow, amazing!
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It’s beautuful .. they should be happy .. amazing at such size for 51/2 weeks .
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Thank you! 😊
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ohhh, well he's lovely to watch and listen to!

Um, his paintings are nice too.

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Yes, he has quite the following.
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This is a great commission piece! Your client should be overjoyed. Your work is exceptional, and extraordinarily beautiful.
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Thank you very much for the kind words! 😊 I'm shipping it out to them tomorrow. They are very much looking forward to seeing it in person!
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Incredibly beautiful and detailed, from someone who's known to put a little detail in his paintings.

Love your work, looking forward to more of it. Please consider doing a WIP thread so we can see your progression.
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Incredibly beautiful and detailed, from someone who's known to put a little detail in his paintings.

Love your work, looking forward to more of it. Please consider doing a WIP thread so we can see your progression.

Thank you, Alan! That's a good idea! I do believe I have a folder full of progress pictures of a few recent paintings. I'll give it a go!
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Re: Cozumel Seascape

[quote=Lon Reams]Thank you for the compliments! I thought a month and 10 days was slow! 😀 I actually can only work for about a half an hour at a time before I have to take a break due to some health problems but I guess that only makes me try harder.

I think the size and 5 weeks or so to complete is definately bullet fast. Most people get put off doing photo realistic images as it is painstakingly slow and laborious. But you may just have converted a few people.
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Thank you for the compliments! I thought a month and 10 days was slow! 😀 I actually can only work for about a half an hour at a time before I have to take a break due to some health problems but I guess that only makes me try harder.

I think the size and 5 weeks or so to complete is definately bullet fast. Most people get put off doing photo realistic images as it is painstakingly slow and laborious. But you may just have converted a few people.

Thank you! I sure hope so. I'd love to see more artists try it. Although if my image was higher resolution you would be able to tell that on a 2'x4' scale, I didn't really put a huge amount of detail in it. I just employed little tricks of light and contrast to fool the eye.

Most everything we see from day to day (and especially out of doors) has extremes of contrasting lighting about them. Very bright highlights next to the darkest shadows. Like a leaf tip sticking out from the shade that is angled in a way that reflects an almost white point of light at the viewer.

Adding things like this to nearly any landscape goes a long way towards causing the human eye to interpret a painting as more realistic than it actually is.
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