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04-12-2010, 04:55 AM
When I started this, I thought I was doing a desert landscape...dry, quiet, still...
And then the fates intervened and all of a sudden I found myself swept out to sea. Ah well...the best laid plans and all that.

Mostly oil with a little airbrush and some glitter; knife, eraser, eraser and a bit more eraser.

04-12-2010, 05:11 AM
Fantastic a truly invigorating painting:):)

04-12-2010, 05:53 AM
Wow JB what a storm you cooked up there, its terrific:)

Peter Pinckney
04-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Thunderingly good!

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04-12-2010, 10:46 AM
JB, stunning image.:eek:

04-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Sometimes you gotta go where your muse takes you! This is stunning!

L Skylar Brown
04-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Old N C Wyeth would be impressed!!!

04-12-2010, 01:56 PM
WOW, wonderful colours and enrgy in your beuatiful painting

04-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Wonderful painting, delicious rich moody colour, love the angle on the boat evoking the power of the storm. :):)

04-12-2010, 11:47 PM
I love this JB!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):)

04-13-2010, 12:50 AM
Impressive, stunning.... :eek:



04-13-2010, 07:50 AM
A very dramatic painting of impressive beauty. I also like very much the contract between the sienna and cobal tones ....

Mairzie Dotes
04-13-2010, 03:04 PM

"Ship in a stormy sea" seems not to be just a riveting painting but
also an emotion, a bad dream, a book that is soaked with mystery,
intrigue and prayerful hopes for a happy ending. There is a poem that
I came across that you may not be famiilar with but if you are ... it
could have well been the inspiration for a masterful piece such as
this. :) I can almost hear the moaning of the ships hull and the static
crackling of the white hot bolts of lightning as they dance erratically
downward through the dark fearsome sky's. Your painting, a ship in
peril but sea worthy she is to weather this storm, for blue sky's and dry
land is strait ahead. Wow! You have definitely shivered MY timbers in
art worthy admiration and EXTREMELY WELL PAINTED! :)

The Stormy Petrel ~

A thousand miles from land are we,
Tossing about on the roaring sea;
From billow to bounding billow cast,
Like fleecy snow on the stormy blast:
The sails are scatter’d abroad, like weeds,
The strong masts shake like quivering reeds,
The mighty cables, and iron chains,
The hull, which all earthly strength disdains,
They strain and they crack, and hearts like stone
Their natural hard, proud strength disown.

Up and down! Up and down!
From the base of the wave to the billow’s crown,
And midst the flashing and feathery foam
The Stormy Petrel finds a home,—
A home, if such a place may be,
For her who lives on the wide, wide sea,
On the craggy ice, in the frozen air,
And only seeketh her rocky lair
To warm her young, and to teach them spring
At once o’er the waves on their stormy wing.

O’er the Deep! O’er the Deep!
Where the whale, and the shark, and the sword-fish sleep,
Outflying the blast and the driving rain,
The Petrel telleth her tale—in vain;
For the mariner curseth the warning bird
Who bringeth him news of the storms unheard!
Ah! thus does the prophet, of good or ill,
Meet hate from the creatures he serveth still:
Yet he ne’er falters:—So, Petrel! spring
Once more o’er the waves on thy stormy wing!

Barry Cornwall

04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
Excellent painting my friend.

04-13-2010, 08:11 PM
Excellent. Clearly a lot of hard work went into this.:cool:

04-13-2010, 08:21 PM
Dear mate, Mair's beautiful lyrical comment made me remind of one of the most powerful poetic description ever of a storm threatening a shipwrecking of Aeneades' fleet, composed in magnificent Saturian Verses in the the 1st book of Aeneid by Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro, the greatest Roman poet and one of the greatest ever, author of such a poem in the first rank ancient poems time trilogy composed also by the Greek Iliades and Odissey).

Should an adequate English version be found and read by You aside the Latin one powerfully descripting one, You would enjoy one of the universal literary marvels we rarely remind and perfectly describing all the situation, atmosphere and feelings ...;):)

04-14-2010, 06:24 AM
I like it too

07-18-2011, 01:22 AM
Simply Beautiful!

07-18-2011, 06:59 AM
What a fantastic painting my friend,of course I was bound to like this one,really appreciate the artwork here,very well executed....Jack.

07-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Fantastic image! :)