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09-16-2008, 07:46 PM
Legends of the Sea...
There are places where the night turns to day and whole mountaintops turn to fire,and the earth roars as if in torment.....Seafarers tales....Jack.

09-16-2008, 07:56 PM
I don't know the correct terminology for it, but shouldn't that rearmost sail near the stern be in shadow? And for all the smoke and dust in the atmosphere, isn't the moon far too bright? :(

09-16-2008, 09:18 PM
The sky and general atmosphere are magical Jack :)

D Akey
09-16-2008, 10:05 PM
What a great great story!!!!!

This painting rivals Jules Verne's stories for sending my imagination and wonder and sense of mystery. . .

This is about as fantastic an image as I've seen for the ability "Grab ya"!

Great lighting. I love that volcano and moon . . . and the ship . . . heck, there's nothing I don't like.

Oddly enough, I was outside tonight on the cell phone, looking at the biggest, warmest moon about the size you made it just tonight -- while talking to someone thousands of miles away who was also looking at it.

And here you are yet another few thousand miles away painting it, of a place that could even be yet another several thousand miles and a fantasy away.

Almost getting to be too much to believe in physical limitations anymore.

Great painting Jack. :eek::eek::eek::):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

09-17-2008, 12:43 AM
Another beauty, Jack..:)

09-17-2008, 04:26 AM
Tector....Your comments are appreciated and technically you are right.... However we have to remember that many of the members use Mac computers and because there is a difference in the black level,we need to make the pictures we present to members a bit brighter than would be passable on other computers and still viewable,I have done properly dark scenes where on a Mac all is seen is a black screen....and I agree the rear sail should be a little darker in the shadow of the fore sails,so I will have to claim a little artistic license on this one.... well observed though and points taken ..... Jack.

09-17-2008, 04:29 AM
Rowena......Thanks for the comment,I am glad that you found the picture pleasing....Jack.

09-17-2008, 04:39 AM
Mr D Akey....Hello D, I did overdo the lighting a bit,but not tooo much so as to spoil the effect I thought,,,It is a bit difficult getting the picture dark enough to show up the volcano properly and still light enough to show up on Mac computers,I had to gauge the moons brightness in between the two,still keeping it dark enough to show stars as it is supposed to be a nightime scene, altogether a bit tricky because I wanted the sky to look smoke filled as well,but I am more than pleased to hear that it is satisfactory on your Mac,and all visible?.... thanks for looking in D as always appreciate your reply and comments.....Jack.

09-17-2008, 04:42 AM
Rick.... Hello Rick, thanks for looking in, I sometimes get it a bit wrong because all my stuff is imaginary,and I sometimes get the colours wrong or the lighting wrong,but I am pleased that you find it Okay,Thank you for the comment and the reply.... Jack.

09-17-2008, 05:00 AM
:)Wonderful Jack:)

09-17-2008, 05:05 AM
Dear Jack, so wonderful a painting!!!! has such a peaceful feeling,,,,sometimes when the morning sky is red everything glows red, even the front side of our home which is in shadow, the glow is everywhere, as your painting glows,,,,:)

09-17-2008, 05:12 AM
My son could hardly believe anyone had actually drawn this. It is simply stunning! I love the smoky clouds in front of the moon and the volcano.

Nabil Saleh
09-17-2008, 01:09 PM
Dear Jack great .. great .. great painting I love alle parts in this image
specialy moon texture and volcano and that beauteful atmospher .:D:D:D

09-17-2008, 01:39 PM
Beautiful work Jack!:)

09-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Fantastic work Jack, I love the palette:)

Margie at Wideviewfarm
09-17-2008, 01:57 PM
Lovely- very much like the classic illustrators that made want to study art in the first place.


09-17-2008, 02:03 PM