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Title: Fern Pool - commission
Post by: Neil Nicholson on August 24, 2014, 01:17:47 AM
Hi folks, this is a commissioned painting of Fern Pool in Western Australia. I am always a bit apprehensive about commissions, because what you produce may not match what the person had in mind. Sorry the photo quality is not so great.

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Post by: ncwren on August 24, 2014, 01:46:38 AM
THAT is gorgeous!  :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 24, 2014, 01:52:16 AM
Well, Neil, I think it is beautiful and very well done.  Maybe the plants growing in the cracks of the rocks need a bit more shading/depth of color to stand out better.

Otherwise,  great job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Fern Pool - commission
Post by: Neil Nicholson on August 24, 2014, 01:57:15 AM
Thanks very much Nat and Mea, I'll see what I can do with it.
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 24, 2014, 02:15:33 AM
Neil this is gorgeous, the rocks look wet, the falls are awsome, i admire your paintings.  Your client will love  it. :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :flowers:  did you use sideways brush stroke for parts of the fall?

 :confused: Neil next time you paint water scene will you share step by step how you are painting it, i would love to see its progressing.  :thankyou:
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Post by: liz on August 24, 2014, 05:20:57 AM
Beautiful water falls and pool!   :flowers:  Cascading plants/vines would be nice!
~Liz
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Post by: nolan on August 25, 2014, 09:37:19 PM
beautiful Neil :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Really love the water and waterfall effect :clap: :clap: :clap:
The top left rocks - darken where the top overlaps the bottom one. You have a shading on the bottom flat rock already, but by increasing the contrast you will get a better looking in effect - unless the top rock doesn't overlap of course. In that case it is perfect :D
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Post by: Fiona on August 25, 2014, 11:14:37 PM
Super job Neil   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: thebryce on August 25, 2014, 11:16:07 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 26, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
Neil, your painting is absolutely stunning! Love the water!The color reminds me of the natural springs we like to swim in!
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Post by: Bhavna on August 26, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
Gorgeous Painting Neil :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: BeaSue on August 27, 2014, 12:05:41 PM
Lovely, Neil!
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on August 27, 2014, 12:13:04 PM
Thanks so much for taking the time to look and comment Dnielle, Liz, Nolan, Fiona, Bryce, Christina, Bhavana, and Susan. Regarding the top rock there is no overlap.
 :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Post by: nolan on August 27, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
then it's spot on as is O0
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 28, 2014, 05:48:46 PM
With the quality of this painting, Neil, you should never fear commissions. This is beautiful!
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Post by: voodoolady on August 31, 2014, 02:31:30 AM
This is excellent Neil and being an Aussie like yourself I can relate to the type of stone and plants you have put int......your changing colours of the sandstone and how the iron mineral drip down over it are wonderful.   The only thing I want to know is where in WA this pool is as I want to go swim there :)

Truly excellent quality work. 


PS. I'm trying out plein air work at the moment....never done it before and never realised how hard it is!
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 31, 2014, 04:26:04 AM
Neil this is beautiful, very inspiring.  :clap: :clap: :congrats:
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on August 31, 2014, 12:08:15 PM
Thanks Nolan, Sharon, Fiona, Jackie and Lisa.
Jackie, Fern Pool is at Dales Gorge - just beyond Fortescue Falls. It is really a beautiful spot, and a popular swimming hole among the locals and tourists alike.....
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on August 31, 2014, 03:15:49 PM
Neil .... I always admire your work and this painting just encourages that admiration that much more.

 Absolutely beautiful !!!!     :)
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Post by: Neil Nicholson on September 03, 2014, 11:44:33 AM
Thanks very much Didwaud, much appreciated. :thankyou:
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