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ScottF
05-23-2009, 08:18 AM
I finally got this one finished! I think I started around 1 May and have been at it steadily since then. Its based on a reference pic I found on the web. Ive no idea where it is, but Id guess somewhere in the UK.

Hope you find something of interest.

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

Caesar
05-23-2009, 08:24 AM
Starting from the near field bothanic details, there's quite a lot of interesting in this absolute marvel, dear Scott! :eek:
I would award You the first Canaletto Prize for such a magnificent and meticulous work! :):):)

ScottF
05-23-2009, 08:28 AM
Thanks so much, Caesar! Your comments are always deeply appreciated!

emenemsbis
05-23-2009, 08:32 AM
Oh my... @[email protected]
amazing! I can't describe what I feel while watching on it! <3
could you post some close-ups?

weembaman
05-23-2009, 08:42 AM
WOW....That is amazing..The detail in this is incrediable..I love the brush in the foreground..Fantastic job..:):):)

coops
05-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Oh Scott, this is fantastic. It's masterfully painted and its just wonderful. It could be somewhere Yorkshire as I feel that I have crossed this on a sunny afternoon.

fraser_paice
05-23-2009, 09:03 AM
Fantastic mate.... I took this pic last year on the River Avon near Bath.. would love to see what you could make of it... no pressure just file it for a rainy day.

Rick
05-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Just a work of art Scott.. Beautiful in each and every detail, from the reflections to the flowering growth.. I have to think twice now before I post a painting, as they pale in comparison to this.. Truly, this is magnificent..

Nika
05-23-2009, 09:20 AM
Excellent painting.:eek::)

Bumble
05-23-2009, 10:05 AM
Beautiful:):):):eek::D

Jim Walsh
05-23-2009, 10:20 AM
Scott, Your finished work is fantastic. This could hang in a gallery. Wow.

irishrose
05-23-2009, 10:50 AM
Scott, this is picture perfect.. what a painstaking effort you took to make this just awesome. It was worth the time. It is gorgeous!!! I especially love the perspective and the grasses in the foreground. The bridge is a perfect subject too! Way to go!

yachris
05-23-2009, 11:19 AM
Wow, Scott, that's fantastic. Really impressive!

sabena
05-23-2009, 11:51 AM
Excellent Painting you are a great artist:D

foxytocin
05-23-2009, 01:45 PM
It is exquisite! Your style is a wonderful combination meticulous technique and freeflowing color.....just beautiful. What will you do with it now that it is finished?

juliediane
05-23-2009, 03:34 PM
all I can say is amazing.....when I grow up I want to paint just like you...

wonderful job!!

Julie diane

jbyrjbyr1
05-23-2009, 04:14 PM
This is an amazing piece of artwork Scott; absolutely beautiful. But have some pity for guys like me, please...after viewing your artistry, I look at my own hands and see TEN THUMBS! :eek: (and none of the opposable, either!)

Seriously, this is a wonderful painting, rich in detail and emotional content/context with a rich vibrant color palette...simply lovely.
jb

Sketchism71
05-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely fantastic and beautiful Scott! Did I say Wow!:D:D

pai
05-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Excellent work and masterpiece, Scott. It's really beautiful painting. I like it a lot. Very artistic look too. :):)

Tolhaller
05-23-2009, 11:19 PM
That is superb and beautiful Scott. The meticulous detail to everything, well, that must have taken a lot of time and effort and concentration. The lighting is perfect. I'm fascinated to know what size canvass you used for this.

byroncallas
05-24-2009, 02:33 AM
Perfect in every detail. Masterful. A beautiful painting and clear labor of love.

ScottF
05-24-2009, 04:35 AM
Thanks so much to all of you for taking a look and for your kind words!

Fraser: I downloaded your photo and tucked it away with a few others of yours. Thanks!

Tolhaller: 1920x1200, 300dpi

Eileen724
05-24-2009, 01:38 PM
Breathtakingly beautiful, Scott!!! Totally mesmerizing in every aspect. I just love everything about it...the bridge, the sky, the water, etc....WOW....I am in total awe of your talent and attention to detail. Realism at its VERY best!!!! :)

Ailaya
05-24-2009, 01:56 PM
A masterpiece to be sure Scott. Not much more needs to be said :)

SCP
05-24-2009, 04:19 PM
I have enjoyed this from your WIP thread to the final painting.Awesome work Scott!:):):)

Mairzie Dotes
05-24-2009, 10:44 PM
ScottF,
This painting is truly a master work of vibrant color, exceptionally
beautifully presented scenery and the detail .... fantastic! This
is one of, without a doubt, your best!!! Just wondrous! :)

Rowena
05-25-2009, 04:25 AM
Seriously outstanding work dear Scott!!!
Quite gobsmacking...particularly when viewed large :eek::D:D:D

ScottF
05-25-2009, 05:48 AM
And a round of thanks to een, Ailaya, SCP, Mairzie, and Rowena for your kind comments!

RobertSWade
05-25-2009, 11:42 AM
Without reading any other comments ... Wow! A real stunner Scott! Marvelous. :eek:

ScottF
05-26-2009, 06:50 AM
Robert, thanks for taking an interest and for your kind words!

Belvrog
05-27-2009, 09:54 AM
Oh wow Scott. That's some fine work. The detail is stunning. The water the lighting and the warm feel of the stones build up a great atmosphere. Awesome. One of my favorites of yours.

Lima
05-27-2009, 10:16 AM
A master piece... reflections of the bridge are astonishingly beautiful... like the old masters. I've seen this paint before and all of your paints... and I keep coming back to see this bridge... Congratulations

ScottF
05-28-2009, 09:35 AM
Thanks Belvrog and orianelima for taking the time to look! I appreciate your comments very much!

screenpainter
05-28-2009, 06:22 PM
Beautiful work. The golden light from the sunset on the bridge is just amazing.

Rob in Denver
05-29-2009, 12:56 AM
Now, what do you expect to do as an encore?? You outdid yourself on this one!

ScottF
05-29-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks so much gz and Rob! Your comments mean a lot.

EB
05-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Well I'm not going to tell you how much I like it. You might just get embarrassed and turn you several shades of red so I'm just going with a lesser two thumbs up way up.:)

narf
05-30-2009, 08:15 AM
Very cool!

Krondelo
05-30-2009, 11:36 AM
Wow, I can't really grasp how you drew the foreground on the right side, the leaves look so real! Your time and patience have really shown here ;)

ScottF
05-31-2009, 05:08 AM
Thanks for taking a look and commenting EB, narf, and krondelo!

(Sorry to bring this to the top again, but I always try to comment on everyones responses.)

mindi
10-10-2009, 02:11 AM
this is amazing... it looks so realistic!!! kinda makes me feel like im right there> :)

Stephen Lo Piano
07-14-2010, 06:01 AM
Fantastic painting, the photo realism is incredible.

mfasy
07-21-2010, 10:20 AM
A great work of art, perfect in every way.

JOSEPHINE.EARP
08-06-2010, 05:37 AM
Dear Scott I have just found your beautiful painting of the bridge.In your message you say that you dont know where it is, well I think I can tell you it looks exactly like a bridge only two miles from where I live it is called Swarkstone Bridge and is an ancient monument. The river that runs under it is called the Trent. It is said in our history that Bonny Prince Charlie came down from Scotland to invade us but he could get no further because the Trent was swollen and his men could not get over the river so they turned and scurryed back to Scotland.The bridge it self is about 1/2 a mile long and joins Swarkston to Stanton -By Bridge across the flood plain.I hope you find this interesting and keep up the wonderfull work.Best wishes Jo x

justjean
08-06-2010, 08:20 PM
Scott congratulations, from the architectural elements to the river,grasses and shrubs, all blending together in that beautiful sunshine to make a wonderful painting

pat1940
01-24-2011, 10:52 AM
Scott was just checking this thread out and glad I did, what a magnificent painting, it kept me in aw, I find that the whole painting is very interesting, perfection is all I can say:):):):):):):);););););););)