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scouserl41

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on: February 05, 2019, 02:17:13 PM
We spent all summer on the Great Lakes and I'm gradually painting some of the lighthouses from pictures I took.
Cana Island light, Door County Wisconsin

Algoma harbor Light Wisconsin
This one I think need a ship on the horizon where the fisherman is looking?

Trying desperately to get to like acrylic and slowly getting the hang of them.
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Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 08:56:58 PM
Fabulous paintings, well done. I especially like the water reflections. You can see the water moving :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: What I am missing in the Canna Island painting are shadows. If the sun was overhead in the photo, use your artists license to extend them to the left. It will add more depth and atmosphere in the scene O0


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Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 12:42:09 AM
Brian.

Not quite like my New England lighthouses, but nice just the same.

Yes, something for the guy to be looking at would be good.  It's the season here for whalewatching.   Guess not so far inland.

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Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 04:05:53 AM
Excellent shading on the lighthouses  :clap: :clap: :clap: You caught the rounding well  O0
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Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 01:48:37 PM
Brian, phenomenal reflections in the water.  Wow.  Both really well done! :yippee:
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Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 04:24:45 PM
Thanks for the compliments! Thanks Nolan for the shadow suggestion, I fell into the
"copy the photograph" trap there.
I think I'm about done with lighthouses for now, I spent yesterday morning at a classic car junkyard and some of my sketches have me thinking of a series of rusty car pictures! I have around 200 photographs I took to work from!!
Brian.
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Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 02:29:35 AM
 :heeha:   Wow, lighthouses, rusty cars and old trucks... you're really hitting on all my favourites!    :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 02:43:17 AM
Your lighthouse paintings are great, Brian. I was trying to decide which I like best but I cant, they are both wonderful!
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Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 06:09:56 PM
 :gl: with the car series. Looking forward to seeing them.


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Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 02:46:01 PM
Love rusty cars!!  Great idea for paintings. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 12:42:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful paintings Brian.   Patricia
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Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 05:35:26 PM
Beautiful Painting Brian :yippee: :yippee:
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