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Postby Phil_B » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:58 pm

this is oil on canvas, 45 x 50cm. this is the 1st seascape i've ever done and it's still wet because of how white i've used. i find it very odd that darker colours tend to dry faster than white oil paint.

i like to lean towards baroque and fantasy but i'm trying out the old masters style at the moment. just bought some books on Rembrandt and Velazquez. give as much feedback as you want on it. if you don't like it, why? if you like it, why? any feedback for improvements.

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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:46 pm

I love this moody piece which gives me more
of an El-Greco tingle -I guess because of your darker accents.
Again, I love the forward moving action of the sky in perfect harmony
with churning breakers, two elements that try to wreak havoc on
the more stolid Lighthouse and cliff.
I have a little thing about the lighthouse - is it supposed to tilt that way?
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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby Phil_B » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:50 pm

i believe so, i can post the photo i have used for it if that helps you make a better judgement? this is the coast of Fannad head in Ireland, beautiful place.
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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:28 pm

Really lovely, as illustrated by your painting. Another thought
on the 'tilted lighthouse' - if it's tilted does that mean that it's old?
Place looks freshly painted - not sure why that lighthouse stands out to me...
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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby Phil_B » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:38 pm

hmm, well on the painting it doesn't look tilted to me. maybe the painting was not completely straight on the wall or the camera slipped a bit? i wanted the lighthouse to be the focal point so it has extra layers of white to make it bright and pop, same used on the foamy areas of the sea.

PS the lighthouse is extremely old, was built in 19th century but has had many refurbs to it, to keep it up.
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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Still a great picture! E
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Re: lighthouse seascape

Postby nigelartist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:00 pm

I think it's a wonderful artwork. I can feel the power in the sky and sea and the solidity of the lighthouse.

Excellent!
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