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bruce johnson

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on: February 05, 2015, 01:40:13 AM
This quick post is for Annie... I've only ever painted one landscape which is actually a sunset seascape... It was fun to be loose and carefree for this painting.. portraiture can be quite stressful if you're painting an important commission.

Happy for all you landscape artists to tear me to bits on this one...  :crazy2:



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Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 03:02:32 AM
Awesome!
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Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 03:29:50 AM
Bruce,

Wow, your fire in the sky is gorgeous - almost mystical.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 03:58:43 AM
Thank you Bruce, this is a precious though. 

I love it.  It is such a warm sunset, the birds, the light reflection on the sea, etc. And you said you could not paint landscape!

I guess it is all relative... if you were not such a great portraitist... you would be a great landscapes painter.

Annie

p.s. I will take a photo of the 'eye'... but the more I look at it, the worst it looks to me.


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Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 06:24:02 AM
Stunning!
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Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 08:44:22 AM
Absolutely stunning!!!
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Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 09:06:21 AM
Wow Bruce, this is an incredible seascape. I'm beginning to think you might be a reincarnation of Turner - you can paint light much the way he did.

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Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 01:19:27 PM
Bruce, I love your colourings and the scene takes me home to the early morning walks I'm currently missing. I don't know why.... when I look at this I just feel I'm looking east to the beginning of another magical day. Love it.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 05:37:54 PM
Perfect


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Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 09:56:25 PM
I love it
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Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 11:03:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job as per usual Bruce.    Patricia
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Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 12:40:27 AM
Nice painting  :clap:
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Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 01:38:04 AM
I went back to look at a book of paintings from Turner, the master of light.   I always loved Turner.  And yes, it is very much in the same style.  Bruce, you could do just as well painting 'light' as painting 'portrait'.   :clap:


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Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 02:01:18 AM
Morning Ladies, thank you for all your very kind comments..  :hug:

Fi and Annie, I wasn't familiar with Turner, ( I know I'm a peasant  :crazy2: ) I googled William Turner and studied his paintings... very impressive.. I love the way he captures light... I might try a few more landscapes to see how he did it... I learnt about light from copying Rembrandt, and pretty much just related a similar technique to 'Fire in the Sky'.

Heres a Rembrandt portrait I painted one weekend , Alla Prima, I was trying to learn how he used cool and warm hues to shape the contours on a face while maintaining pretty much the same tonal values... Its actually quite difficult to do it like Rembrandt did....The colour temperature has to be spot on or the face looks flat and the likeness suffers..



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Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 03:08:35 AM
Bruce,

Looks like you can do a Rembrandt as well as he did.  Amazing work.  I am so happy you joined us.  I look at your work and push myself even harder.

aloha

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