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Old 04-14-2017, 02:57 PM
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Peace on the Hook

This summer, we visited relatives on San Juan Island, Washington. We sailed with them to Echo Bay. There were so many other sailboats anchored there. I photographed a number of boats late in the afternoon because the winds had calmed enough to present perfect reflections. Not mirror images of the boats, but slightly disrupted reflections. I was also drawn to the dramatic lighting of the boat against the green foliage on the shore. This is a very different subject for me. I hope there are no sailors out there to judge my interpretation of the rigging.
This is approximately 11 X 14 on La Carte paper. Thank goodness for TL darks. I also used some Dick Blick half sticks and for the final touches, I used a few half stick Senneliers. C&C always welcome.
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This is really nice, Karen! Such a peaceful mood you've created with the solitary boat. The reflections look great and I wouldn't know if one of those rigging ropes was out of place. You've suggested them beautifully.
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Absolutely beautiful!
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I thought this was a photograph! Great work Karen.
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This is lovely work Karen! I especially like the peaceful mood and the dramatic light/dark contrasts.
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Beautiful, I also thought it was the reference photo as well at first.
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Thats me for numberr three in thinking it was the reference photo at first glance, Great work !
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First of all, a big welcome to Dingo! Thank you Donna, Frances, Moises, Tammy and Lucyloo.
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Re: Peace on the Hook

Karen. Striking painting! You did an excellent job. (Those islands are a favorite place of mine.)
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Re: Peace on the Hook

Just what I would expect...GORGEOUS!
Your deep shadows are dense but not boring...did you use a variety of dark,darks?
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Thank you, Jay. You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. At times the "eye candy" was overwhelming. Whales, islands, ocean, mountains, etc, etc. Wonderful. Insprational.
Leslie, I thank you as well. The deep greens and blues are from the Terry Ludwig Intense Dark II box. The dark greens, and some are not showing up in the photo, are the medium to dark greens in the new set of 1/2 sticks of Dick Blick.
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This is wonderful Karen!
I especially love the water! Well done!
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Sooo beautiful Karen!
I have the Sennelier darks set, would love TL set too... those darks are so important...
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:52 PM
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I love the water and the contrast of the background dark green and the boat. It feels very summer!
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Thank you, Laurie, Jess and stillwater. Can't paint without those wonderful darks.
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