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ScottF
12-16-2008, 06:46 PM
As I mentioned in WIP, "Taxco is a colonial Mexican mining center known for its silverwork and tourism."

For good or bad, it´s finally done. I hope you find it of interest.

(All AR: basic canvas, oils, palette knife.)

cartuneman
12-16-2008, 07:08 PM
OMG that must have taken forever!!!!! the detail is unreal! love it!:D

RobertSWade
12-16-2008, 07:15 PM
It surpasses the promise that it showed in the WIP section. I would have been the first to respond but I got lost in the details and Cartuneman beat me. I was particularly drawn to the small blue facade near the center of the image. Oh, by the way. For future viewers ... go to 150%.
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Stunning stunning work Scott.

cartuneman
12-16-2008, 07:33 PM
hehe sorry to beat you robert hehe but man this pic is awsome!!!!!! wish there was a printer that would paint these out on canvas...I want one of these to hang in my home!

coops
12-16-2008, 07:45 PM
Wow Scott this is absolutely breathtaking. I have been watching each stage of your painting and the finished product is awesome. Great great job and thanks for the pleasure that you have given us with each update.

Peter Pinckney
12-16-2008, 08:37 PM
WOW! Lost for words!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) :)

Mairzie Dotes
12-16-2008, 08:41 PM
ScottF,
Since the descriptive OMG's and WOW's have already been used I am now
attempting to think of an originial phrase to respond to your painting ......
how about GOOD GRIEF ...... this is amazing! The attention to detail work
is exceptional and the scene is artfully breathtaking. Wonderful! :)

Caesar
12-17-2008, 12:08 AM
Here it is! Even the best picture of it could hardly compete with such a beauty and luminous painted reality!

ScottF
12-17-2008, 05:33 AM
Thanks so very much cartuneman, Robert, coops, Peter, Mairzie, and Caesar!

Your responses are certainly appreciated! This one took me around 3 weeks to finish, but I think it paid off. Thanks again to all!

jacktar51
12-17-2008, 05:47 AM
Hello Scott... Had to come in on this one its phenomenal...Three Weeks you say, CRIKEY!!!....VERY well done though pal, you deserve all the accolade you get for this ,its an Artistic marathon.........Jack.

ScottF
12-17-2008, 05:52 AM
Thanks so much, Jack!

Bob Row
12-17-2008, 06:51 AM
ScottF: I went to check your gallery; that's something stunning to look at. You really used the digital oils to the extreme.
I noticed most of your reference pictures are from warm places you should long for. But I heard your place is one of beautiful landscapes; do you think you'll show us one from there any time? My best.

Lee
12-17-2008, 07:31 AM
Dear Scott, myohmy! that is certainly one beautiful painting, your hard work paid off, all those little box home piled onto the side of a hill, can feel the sunshine's warmth, great job! and it is even more amazing as Robert said if you can enlarge it, amazing!:)

jibes
12-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Very fine work Scott. Looks like a very interesting place!

weembaman
12-17-2008, 10:06 AM
It's perfect...I can't believe the detail. I blew it up and was amazed at how detailed it was no matter where you looked...Very well done..!!

fraser_paice
12-17-2008, 10:09 AM
Wow... must have missed it when it was first posted... wow again!

sandyg
12-17-2008, 11:35 AM
I was following this painting in WIP Scott, it is stunning, the detail is incredible. A lovely painting.

Aureo Lima
12-17-2008, 12:15 PM
What is this, ScottF?! :eek::eek::eek:

Wonderful! The lighting and the details are perfect!

Congratulations!

sabena
12-17-2008, 01:21 PM
hi Scottf


Remarkable:eek: and great job:D

avionartrage
12-17-2008, 02:35 PM
hello scott..
This one goes to my favorite list, its amazing. the detailing is extremely good. al those windows, roof tiles, walls, shadow,.... mind blowing work ... :)

Jim Walsh
12-17-2008, 05:05 PM
Beyond words. Just excellent. So detailed, with a beautiful composition and mastery of painterly skills. Wonderful.

Rob in Denver
12-17-2008, 05:54 PM
You can take pride in this one Scott! I honestly can't fathom myself working on something for three weeks, ( with me, more like three hours!) but you have made it pay off. Excellent!

Belvrog
12-17-2008, 08:59 PM
Hi Scott.

It looks like an almost infinite amout of detail. And I guess it took you hours and hours of work. Looks very realistic, while keeping that bright saturated look of your last paintings, what is great.

Congrats mate.

yvan_c
12-18-2008, 12:45 AM
Another STUNNING piece Scott. Well done mate!:D

ScottF
12-18-2008, 06:57 AM
Thanks Bob Row, Lee, jibes, weembaman, fraser_paice, sandyg, Aureo, sabena, avionartrage, Jim, Rob, Belvrog, and yvan_c!

I appreciate your taking the time to look and to to respond. It means a lot.

dismagartist
12-19-2008, 03:26 PM
ScottF, I am amazed. I opened it up and used the magnifying class to view the details up close. What a treat for the eye. It was like experiencing a traditional canvas first from a distance and then from close up. Thank you for the viewing tip, RobertSWade.

ScottF
12-20-2008, 03:50 AM
Thanks so very much dismagartist! Your comments are always appreciated!

HotTaco
12-21-2008, 09:38 AM
holy xmas cookies!!! You are the Master of Light. That has to be the richest AR painting I've seen.

10/10 stars!!!

damasocl
12-21-2008, 10:00 AM
Excelente trabajo Scott!!!
Este paisaje tiene su parecido con parte de nuestra central, excepto los tonos blancos de los muros...
Como siempre, tus paisajes demuestran tu dominio de las pinceladas de óleos, y la belleza de la paleta de colores.
(Estoy en una PC ajena, no mía, y por eso no tengo a mano el traductor, sorry)...

ScottF
12-21-2008, 10:47 AM
Many thanks, HotTaco! You´re very kind with your comments!

Y damasocl: siempre me gusta recibir tus comentarios! Muchísimas gracias! (Espero que estés en un PC ajena por visitar familia y/o amigos para las fiestas. :))

Levent Suberk
12-21-2008, 10:39 PM
Dear Scott, very beautiful one.

ScottF
12-22-2008, 06:25 AM
Thanks Levent! Your comment is very much appreciated!

screenpainter
12-22-2008, 07:28 PM
Beautiful Scott. Amazing attention to details. :)

ScottF
12-23-2008, 05:11 AM
Thanks so much, gzairborne!

sale
12-23-2008, 05:54 AM
i'm.... jelaous... hehe
this is amazing, well done!!!

ScottF
12-23-2008, 09:13 AM
Thanks sale! Happy holidays, and keep painting!

shirly
12-23-2008, 09:32 AM
Jaw dropping work....:eek:
wow......:eek:!!!
Its fantastic ....you did great detailing and its looks like a photo.
keep it up scottF!:):)

Merry X-Mas!:)

ScottF
12-24-2008, 04:49 AM
Thanks shirly! And a happy holidays to you too!

LogicsHere
12-30-2008, 06:13 AM
Looks more like a photograph. Positively wonderful!

yellowhorde
02-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Oh my gosh, if I didn't know I was looking at a piece of digital art, I would have thought this a photograph. Such amazing detail!

D Akey
02-07-2009, 10:37 AM
I missed this while I was away.

This is breathtaking.

I have no doubt you can make it as an artist if such is your desire.

Great on so many levels. It's not an easy thing to have so much going on and not lose any of it to sloppiness or whatever. This is an ArtRage classic.

ScottF
02-07-2009, 11:02 AM
yellowhorde: thanks so much!

D Akey: I have no idea how this one made it to this forum. Glad it did so you could take a look. Thanks for your kind comments. They mean a lot! It took me a long time for just the reason you mentioned. After a bit of work, I found myself hurrying along and screwing things up. So I just settled in for the long haul, doing a little bit every day. :cool:

As for making it as an artist, I´m just plodding along enjoying what happens. If it´s good, so be it. If not, I´m still having fun.

earthmama
02-07-2009, 11:07 AM
wowie wowwow scott
that is beautiful.
the center is so very detailed it looks like a photo, only better.
you do some great work.

Scarlet Dragon
02-25-2009, 04:20 AM
:eek:...it's beautiful picture...how much time you are needed to all details?

Jules
04-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Blimey o riley... now I'd wished I had bought that imac with the humongous monitor screen so I could view this in it's entirety... you have the patience of a saint!! Good work! :cool:

ENCHANTER
04-13-2009, 12:33 PM
Scott...........this is brilliant.almost a watercolour masterpiece.....it is a masterpiece.....excellento:D

orbital_chiller
04-13-2009, 12:44 PM
wow, awesome details and light study.