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copespeak
01-21-2013, 10:55 AM
We went to see the movie 'Hitchcock' late yesterday afternoon, and to dinner with a much loved friend and hubby for her birthday. It was dusk on the trip home, and I was enthralled by the beauty of our countryside as we drove home. I memorised the colours, determined to reproduce them in AR today. I think I got it reasonably right.

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limey-g
01-21-2013, 11:06 AM
This is lovely and we can certainly imagine the scene you experienced on the way home.
Geoff

grayflo
01-21-2013, 12:29 PM
That is incredibly atmospheric, copespeak. I like it very much.

copespeak
01-21-2013, 12:41 PM
Thank you both very much.

I love this road home, especially in the 'golden hour' and nearly dark, and often wish I had my camera with me to take a photo. So I bought a little camera to put in the glove box for just such an occasion, and left it at home!

gxhpainter2
01-21-2013, 12:57 PM
copespeak, what a beautiful painting... I love your choice of colors and it has the look of a Japanese print.... quite elegant:cool::cool:

Aunt_Betsy
01-21-2013, 01:50 PM
Robyn, this is just lovely! It is very peaceful to look at. I think it might have been a good thing you didn't have your camera with you. You might have tried too hard to match the photo instead of producing what you remembered seeing. This is the true spirit of impressionism, you painted what impressed you about the scene and not every detail. Great job!

screenpainter
01-21-2013, 02:57 PM
beautiful Robyn. love the graphic poster like look of this one. also very Asian feel.

copespeak
01-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Thank you Screenpainter, Aunt Betsy and Gxh.

Asian feel, yes...... , I can see that.
You're right about the camera Aunt Betsy, it can force you into slavishly copying detail rather than impressions.
Gxh, it was nature's wonderful choice of colours. Our hay is all cut and we have no rain for some weeks now. The land is very dry and the grass is browned off. It glowed in the half light.

We are longing for rain, but it is not on the horizon for a while yet ......

hypotaxis
01-21-2013, 09:11 PM
I like this a lot. It just catches that evening mood beautifully!

Hope you get rain soon. Almost 50 degrees in Sydney!! Cripes.

Brett

D Akey
01-21-2013, 11:09 PM
If you want the color right, don't stop at the Bates Motel on the way home. . . it's all so very black and white, don't you know.

A romance about Alfred Hitchcock? The mind boggles. . . I can see him coming to the door on his first date as speaking in his classic dour tone that characterized his intro for his show that dealt with murdering spouses and such: "Gooood Evening. . . I brought you some <heavy inhale> flooowwwers." What girl could resist, eh?

Meanwhile, back at the painting. . . you really captured stillness -- that part of the mood that says twilight.

Now that I have an iPhone, I have a camera with me all the time. Sort of like the electronic equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife. I can't seem to get the bottle opener to work very well though. Like you with your dedicated camera in the car, I've found it useful when I see rainbows and such phenomenon that always got away from me. Now I can snatch em out of thin air. Handy that.

copespeak
01-22-2013, 08:26 AM
Hypotaxis, yes Sydney's been roasting, and we've had 40 at least once a week for a few weeks now. Another on Thursday with 39 predicted. I am certainly over it.

Give me a nice cold cloudy day in winter any day.

Black and white in the Bates Hotel, Mr Akey? The movie was interesting, and enlightening, and Anthony Hopkins was pretty good at saying "Goooood Eveninnnnngggg"! I came home, and as is my usual practice, looked it all up in Wikipedia. The story was pretty accurate, and I would now like the opportunity to see Psycho again.

Mairzie Dotes
01-22-2013, 09:10 AM
copespeak,
If only all trips home could be as serene and beautiful
as this! :D

copespeak
01-22-2013, 01:42 PM
It's a wonderful time of the evening, and we live in such a beautiful place.

chinapete
01-22-2013, 02:30 PM
It's like a scene in Byron's "Don Juan":)


It was the cooling hour, just when the rounded
Red sun sinks down behind the azure hill,
Which then seems as if the whole earth it bounded,
Circling all nature, hushed, and dim, and still ...
...

justjean
01-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Lovely, a painting to dream by:)

copespeak
01-22-2013, 04:11 PM
How gorgeous! Thank you for that lovely poem. I think I might find a lovely font and put it over the top of the image.
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Done. I had to jiggle a few things around so I wouldn't intrude into the bits I really like. Looks OK, I think. You've even got the star like an egg!

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AT-TA
01-22-2013, 05:44 PM
Sensistive and full of emotions is this picture. And I love it .:o

chinapete
01-22-2013, 06:03 PM
... good choice of font:) ... I see the moon and companion star had to slide over a bit, they won't mind, it's for a good cause :-)

copespeak
01-22-2013, 07:29 PM
They never felt a thing!

grayflo
01-22-2013, 11:24 PM
What a wonderful blend of the creative arts!

copespeak
01-23-2013, 12:27 AM
It was chinapete's wonderful poem he found, and I couldn't resist using it somehow. It was a bit hard to fit it all in, but it looks OK.

coops
01-23-2013, 12:55 AM
What a perfectly magical and wonderfully painted scene and the poem well thats the icing on the cake. I love it:)

Marilyn Anne
01-23-2013, 02:49 AM
They could inspire a room decor. Nicely done !

copespeak
01-23-2013, 08:32 AM
Thanks coops and Marilyne Anne. Room colours? It would be a very soothing room....

Lima
01-23-2013, 10:16 AM
Very beautiful your trip.

copespeak
01-23-2013, 10:24 AM
Thank you Lima. :D

Caesar
01-24-2013, 03:50 AM
A marvellous, dreaming image I love really much!

pat1940
01-24-2013, 03:53 AM
This is so lovely and soft, what a beautiful scene

copespeak
01-24-2013, 10:12 PM
Thank you Pat and Caesar. It amazing how a little scribble has pleased so many. xx