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Old 09-11-2017, 06:22 PM
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"Abbotsbury Beach"

A kind of self portrait this one. Oil on canvas 18" x 14".

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Old 09-11-2017, 06:33 PM
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Re: "Abbotsbury Beach"

Nice mood.. Compositionally, the rod pointing in the direction of the sun or into the canvas rather than out would have been a stronger statement and would have been a great vehicle to move the viewers eye from the foreground to the background. Landscapes in large part are about space and movement through space.

Also, Look up the term diffraction to get a better idea of how to handle light effects of objects that are back lit..

From Wikipedia..

//Diffraction refers to various phenomena that occur when a wave encounters an obstacle or a slit. It is defined as the bending of light around the corners of an obstacle or aperture into the region of geometrical shadow of the obstacle.//

The thinner the object being back lit the more prominent the effect will be. The colour of the light will wrap itself around the edges of the object and appear as though it has a halo effect.. The edges will also be softer.. You'll see this effect really prominently when there are fewer leaves on trees during a very bright sunset or sunrise.. The smallest branches won't appear as dark or silhouetted as the larger forms (Trunks or thick branches) of those same trees.. In the case of your painting, the narrower end of the fishing pole will be lighter than the lower end and it will have more of the look of the light from the sun than its local color, whatever that may be..

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Old 09-11-2017, 06:49 PM
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Re: "Abbotsbury Beach"

Thanks Fausto.

I didn't really consider composition with this one tbh, the stance is a classic fishing posture at the start of a specific type of casting technique. It might appeal more to beach fishermen than artists For me it creates a feeling of anticipation.
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Re: "Abbotsbury Beach"

Richard: Nice painting - Brings back old memories I have of surf casting during my brief stay on the Atlantic - I think you captured the cast exactly - I like the reflection of the setting sun - As you say, there is always that anticipation of landing a "big one" with each cast - It's what keeps you going well into the evening - Thanks for sharing -
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Re: "Abbotsbury Beach"

I like this painting Richard,both from being a well painted scene and me being a sea angler myself.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:30 AM
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Richard: Nice painting - Brings back old memories I have of surf casting during my brief stay on the Atlantic - I think you captured the cast exactly - I like the reflection of the setting sun - As you say, there is always that anticipation of landing a "big one" with each cast - It's what keeps you going well into the evening - Thanks for sharing -

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:31 AM
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I like this painting Richard,both from being a well painted scene and me being a sea angler myself.
Dave

Cheers Dave - much appreciated. I'm glad it caught your eye

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