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Thread: Thoor Ballylee

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    Thoor Ballylee

    I was experimenting here. This started out as line art using the technical pen (see "Thoor" in WIP) and finished using watercolor. Both media are new to me.

    Here´s the explanatory info on the image, based on an old reference pic I took some years ago. Always a fan of William Butler Yeats! :

    The poet W. B. Yeats was so enchanted with this sixteenth-century tower house beside the Cloon River that he purchased the property in 1916 and restored it. For twelve years Yeats made "Thoor Ballylee" his summer home, which he found "so full of history and romance" that he was inspired to write "The Winding Stair" and "The Tower Poems". He once said: "To leave here is to leave beauty behind", and in a letter to Olivia Shakespeare wrote: "We are in our Tower and I am writing poetry as I always do here, and, as always happens, no matter how I begin, it becomes love poetry before I am finished with it", and remarked "as you see I have no news, for nothing happens in this blessed place but a stray beggar or a heron".
    Hope you enjoy it.
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    Scott, this is just amazing.
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    Fantastic work Scott,I just commented on your pencil WIP,and now to see your colour result is wonderful.Well done.

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    Scott a remarkable painting, with a wonderful story. Your wip is also very interesting. Thanks.

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    hi scottie It looks like my eye's where wrong as everybody else seem's quite happy, i liked the wip's apart from the roof the finished product
    is great still not sure about the roof angle's ---E/S

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    it looks as if you built this one stone by stone... extraordinary Scott! marvelous story to go with the inspirational artwork.

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    Interesting living quarters for sure...i am not suprised that his poeme muse probably lived downstairs and whenever he appeared around supplied him with appropriate material for his work. How many stones in the tower.....??? Have you counted them? So much detail in this work... it really deserves the first place ...lovely contrasts.... the tower seems ...is still growing...gorgeous for the first time watercolors Scott.

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    Great work Scott!!
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    After the sight of Your graphical doweled marvel of this, I'm now stunned by this colored version where You discovered a procedure and a style absolutely amazing. Excellent in any sense!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    What a dantastic, detailed paitning. Georgeous!

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