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by JJWilliamson
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Thanks, mac. I've yet another revision to post after this reply. :)

This should be it.

JJ


Macavity wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:06 am
Thumbs up on the sky JJ. It has far more presence. What palette did you use for your shadows?

cheers

mac
by JJWilliamson
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Merry Christmas!

Cheers, mac

All the best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Thanks, mac Yes, those mag's will be breaking the silence soon. If not, you can guarantee there'll be a flock of cawing crows making a racket as they head for the roost. :) Thanks for looking in. I'll post a revision after this post, which should help to emphasise the not quite fading light. I've to...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)

Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms. Just trying for a peaceful scene.

Revision on top.

Latest revision on top of the revision. :)

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by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Merry Christmas!

Oil on canvas 30 x 20 cms. A little canvas to wish you all a very merry festive season. Lavender palette showing a quiet corner of Derwent water.


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by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Rapture

Thanks, Ray

yes, and it's the second sonnet of mine to take 1st place. I managed the first one a couple of years ago. Nobody was more surprised than me. :)

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December

Good drawing of the chapel and mountains, mac, and a super little poem. I like both. You could soften your background colours, mainly because the colour blue only really shows when the hills/fields etc are in the far, far distance. Aerial perspective would dull the colour significantly. Your mid-gro...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Mill
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: The Mill

I'm a big fan of simplicity, Sid, but I did struggle with the turn in this one.

I felt certain you were heading for a hook/brook rhyme then found myself a bit puzzled
by the metaphor. I'm assuming writers are the mills. Quite a leap but not unfathomable.

Good idea and very interesting.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: .
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

Re: new guy in town

Hello, good evening and welcome, Miles.

I prefer peperoni with extra cheese and chopped chilli/chili. Less said about my hair the better.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)

Thanks, mac
Macavity wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Thanks for that response JJ. Most informative.
I must say the same.

So, Burnt umber was a big player with the stars of yesteryear. I was completely unaware of its status but it makes sense, especially those warm shadows. Yes, I like that.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wolves from Yellowstone
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Wolves from Yellowstone

This reads like a series of facts rather than a poem, Sid. It's very interesting and it's actually right up my street but the lack of imagery and the relaying of info' just isn't enough to stir my emotions. Nature needs her predators to naturally cull the population of elk so why not describe the hu...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Delicacy
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Delicacy

Here's an extract from an article I read recently, Ray. "On the flipside, there is absolutely no denial that dog is on the menu for a small minority of Chinese people. These are mainly based in the south of China in Guangdong and Guangxi (Northeastern Provinces, northern Jiangsu, Guizhou Guangdong a...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)

Thanks for getting back to me, mac. Appreciated. Well, obviously I'm looking at a photograph, which I know loses painted subtleties, but it looks as if the shadow transitions on the mountain are softer in places and a little more 'lined' in others? Overall, talking margins, a rockier effect. To be h...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Happy festive period to everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: Happy festive period to everyone

Yes indeed! Have a merry and peaceful festive period, mac, and don't eat too much. Daft advice that. :)

Best wishes to all!

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Port Anthology
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Port Anthology

Very good, Seth, and very well done.

Which poem did they publish?

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Rapture

Thanks Seth. Appreciated.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Facing the Matterhorn

Thank you very much, Sid and mac, for dropping in to give this one the once over. Always appreciated. It's really good to hear from someone who is so familiar with the region, Sid. Thanks for mentioning it. Black should be used sparingly, mac, and even then only as a mixer. I had some left over so I...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Floodwater v3b
Replies: 28
Views: 1771

Re: Floodwater v3b

Hi, Not I like the 3b version very much, in fact I was glued to the page, visualising every detail, reading closely so as not to miss anything. Can you find a way around 'silver' as a verb, simply because I stop in my tracks every time I reach it, certain that I must be missing something? I note you...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Writing a Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Writing a Poem

Here's a pared down version, Sid See what you think of this very contemporary approach. I'm not sure how you feel about fragments but this seemed to distil your intentions, AND it's all yours. You wrote it. ripe orange tear rip thick skin reveal flesh dig deep juice spills overflowing squirting citr...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congratulations to Ray - London Grip
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Congratulations to Ray - London Grip

Very well done, Ray.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Rapture

Thank you very much, Jules. Your comments are spot on. Appreciated.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Facing the Matterhorn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Facing the Matterhorn (revised)

Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cms. Wet in wet from start to finish. Palette: Titanium white, Paynes grey, ivory black, cadmium yellow, cad red, phthalo blue, cerulean blue and blood. One year, many moons ago, my wife, Diane, travelled to Zermatt, Switzerland, on a school skiing trip. She still tells me tha...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December

Excellent crit from Pauline, mac, for this very good drawing. Your colours are working, up to a point, and the depth is definitely coming through. So a lot of positives. I find developing a contrast between light and dark the easiest route to follow, although "easiest" is probably not the right word...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: From Buda to Pest. (revision on top) (Over the Danube)
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: From Buda to Pest. (revision on top) (Over the Danube)

Thanks, Not and mac, for getting back to me. I'm using an old pc, now that I've cleared some disk space, because I have some issues with my usual laptop, hence the delays. ALWAYS something! Off to buy a new lead this morning to see if that helps. I'm pleased the new angle helps and, yes, I could do ...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: From Buda to Pest. (revision on top) (Over the Danube)
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Cruising the Danube

Thank you very much, Not, Perry, mac and Sid, for the great comments. Much appreciated. Yes, the title IS a bit dodgy, Not. Consider it changed. :) The paint was a bit wet and the angle somewhat misleading. I'll post a revision showing a different angle to show how it looks in reality (or closer to ...