View Full Version : The Bridge. OMG not that bridge again?! Yes. Photo, paint, focus, crop, ready!

01-09-2010, 05:35 AM
Okay, here is that Saint Servaas Bridge in Maastricht again. A great subject to paint especially with the Wyck (Weeek) city area behind it. At the left you see the Martinus Church and the city's brewery "De Ridder (The Knight)". Btw way my mother and old aunt used to work here at the brewery's administration during the 1950ties. Several years ago Heineken took over this beer brand. The brewery and brand vanished off the market: the buildings are still there and have now an other function. At the right side you see a house with TANA (Cock with Tana text) advertising on it. There is a shoe shop and Tana is a shoe polish brand.

Anyway, first I scanned the photo picture. Changed it into pastel colours with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and painted with ArtRage right on top of it (oil brush, a bit knife for the sky, no layers) and cropped it to put the focus on the brewery instead of the bridge.

The painting detail crop is to show you the paint work. Btw the water is made with oil brush in detail and afterwards faded with white paint oil brush: 0% load, 100% pressure, 100% thinner. 4 hours work with cramp in the fingers at the end.

Enjoy it. :)

01-09-2010, 01:30 PM
Beautiful Briex.

01-09-2010, 01:56 PM
This is wonderful

01-10-2010, 01:10 AM
Awesome seascape. It looks great :)

01-10-2010, 02:26 AM
Another great painting Briex.:)