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S J Patterson
09-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Hello fellow Ragers,
This is the first thread I've started since becoming a member of this fine community of artists, thinkers and friends.
I thought it fitting that I should show my début piece again here and graciously ask you all for your thoughts and criticisms.

This picture means a lot to me and was something I just had to paint. For the next 3 or 4 days following its completion I walked around feeling a sense of relief and calmness I hadn't felt in a while.

Anyway,
any and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

Kindest Regards,
S J Patterson

GenghisShawn
09-03-2010, 10:15 AM
Fantastic! I just love lighthouses.

Alexandra
09-03-2010, 10:16 AM
Excellent SJ! Beautiful piece!

S J Patterson
09-03-2010, 10:20 AM
Its thanks to you Alexandra I finally worked out how to post a thread at all :D

LogicsHere
09-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Very nice, SJ. Glad you chose to post it.

Jasminek
09-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Simply a lovely painting. The lighthose and the water are very nice, well done.:)

jibes
09-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Very nice for your 1st post! I can feel the storminess! :):)

S J Patterson
09-03-2010, 11:10 AM
Many thanks for the kind comments from LogicsHere and Jasminek.
I thought I might post another picture.
This one of my son Kenny took me about 10 days to get the way I wanted. I did it as a wedding anniversary gift for my wife and had it printed on a large canvas for her.

Alexandra
09-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Beautiful painting SJ. He is precious.

AT-TA
09-03-2010, 11:56 AM
Very, very nice work you presented here, S.J. i enjoyed both of them....prefer the first one... there's something magic about the atmosphere.... the silvery shimmer in the air gives the scene the interest and mystery. :)

Lee
09-03-2010, 01:00 PM
Dear S.J., Hello!!!! both paintings are beautiful!!! both so different, the one stormy and emotional, could almost touch the slivery peaks of the waves, the other gift painting is serene and dear, terrific both!!! best wishes!!!:)

kaveman
09-03-2010, 02:02 PM
Great start, you're right AR can be a blackhole for time:D but normally you have something cool to print.

coops
09-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Welcome SJ and wow what a great start. Both paintings are so full of energy. Looking forward to seeing many more from you:)

jacktar51
09-04-2010, 09:04 PM
Hello SJ...Great to find another artist who likes the same type of pictures as I do,I just love paintings of the sea ,ships,lighthouses,beaches...and you have all of that here, really well done too,I will look forward to your next......Jack.

Lima
09-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Patterson, Both very beautiful works. Congratulations.

Caesar
09-06-2010, 10:09 PM
You show an incredible talent, dear mate! Welcome and congratulation for these excellent entries!