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hypotaxis
06-14-2012, 09:06 PM
I've never attempted a painting of a nightime subject before. It's an interesting process. I don't think its a complete success, but I thought I'd share it.

Brett


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Gaia
06-14-2012, 09:33 PM
I think you have succeeded admirably. The watercolour feeling is great.
The only thing is the name of the boat, it would have been nicer if it had been written by hand (but that is only my opinion).

gxhpainter2
06-15-2012, 03:12 AM
a very successful night work... and I agree the boat name would be blended better with the overall painting had it been hand done.. but overall a very very nice work:cool:

GRSArts
06-15-2012, 03:55 AM
Beautiful painting. I too think the boats name is too neat. Maybe a different font?

D Akey
06-15-2012, 06:52 AM
Hey, it's got a nice hand done quality. Very textural. I like it. A picture to enter.

I agree with Gaia and the others. The type you included as the name of the boat on the stern isn't how I would have gone about it. It feels very mechanical, which is the only place in the whole picture that is. So it's sort of floating superimposed. I would use it as a guide and paint it by hand. But when you do, you may want to mind that it feels like it ought to be there in character with the rest.

Other than that, it's nice.

hypotaxis
06-15-2012, 09:08 AM
Thanks for all the comments everyone. I'm glad you think it works. I'll try another one!

The name of the boat ... yes I agree. I tried several times by hand it came out like a dog's breakfast every time. I'll try again.

Thanks for the comments.

Brett

Peter Pinckney
06-15-2012, 09:38 AM
First of all ...please forgive my copying your painting which I think is great............I agree with everyone about the name and after looking closely I thought of a possible solution........to "weather" the painted letters......so I took the liberty of borrowing your work and gently applied the frosted knife.

Feel free to call me an interfering old sod;););)

hypotaxis
06-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Great minds think alike Peter!! That's what I tried too. I think your version worked a bit better than mine though :D

Caesar
06-15-2012, 08:17 PM
It's a really magnificent artpiece! I'm speechless. Moreover, what a wonderful color contrast!

hypotaxis
06-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Thank you Caesar. If ever I get around to selling paintings I think I'll employ you as my publicist :D

You are very kind.

Brett

Gaia
06-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Now when Peter applied the 'frosted knife', the painting is just perfect :D

PaperTree
06-15-2012, 10:09 PM
What's not to like? It is fabulous.

semd74
06-15-2012, 11:00 PM
Excellent painting and choice of colors...I like it a lot

coops
06-16-2012, 02:45 AM
This is great, love the different textures and colours. I find this very artistic well done:)

screenpainter
06-16-2012, 08:06 AM
it is quite wonderful as an art piece. I love the look of colored inks or watercolor and the little breaks in the color.
works as a very classical piece without the type or makes a great illustration style as well in which case the type might get by I suppose.
but I think the emphasis should be on what a beautiful art piece it is... regardless.

silvy
06-17-2012, 04:35 AM
Wonderful watercolor Brett:):)

hypotaxis
06-17-2012, 10:13 AM
Thank you everyone.

Brett