Angling for Clouds (revised)

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Angling for Clouds (revised)

Post by JJWilliamson » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 am

Ok, I've just finished this one. It's an oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms of a local Nature Reserve and one of its many ponds. I was walking along the path in search of an image when these reflections of the passing clouds seemed to appear out of nowhere. I nearly dropped my iphone in the water in my hurry to catch the scene.

I've substantially repainted this one to give it more depth and light. The revised version is on top.

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Reason: I've retouched much of the painting and added extra detail to the foreground.
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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by NotQuiteSure » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:43 pm

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Not convinced this isn't a photograph JJ. Stunning,
the translucence of the water especially.

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by JJWilliamson » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:42 pm

Thanks, Not, for the highly entertaining comments. Appreciated.
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Not convinced this isn't a photograph JJ. Stunning, ...Ha! No, it's not a photo but it IS pretty realistic. To tell you the truth I'm very pleased with this one, mainly because I was there, saw the image, took the photo, painted the painting and made the pie. :)
the translucence of the water especially. ...Thanks for that.

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I've only recently discovered these angling ponds, always assuming they were private. They are in fact open to the public for free, including parking. How's that? Has somebody slipped up? :)

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by Macavity » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:34 pm

This is the second piece by you where I've been captivated by your lines/angles. Love the way the eye is drawn along that right bank. Like the foregrounding to the left corner. The medium is movement not frozen moment. I went to see the Courtauld Impressionists exhibition and Cezanne's tree painting drew the eye into the picture in this way.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/what ... to-cezanne

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by JJWilliamson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:21 am

Thank s a lot, mac, for the great comments and super link.

I've been threatening to get around the galleries for ages now and must do something about it. Cezanne was, and still is, one of my favourite painters. I used to try and copy his still life style when I was taking my A Level Art. Got a couple of half decent acrylics out of it from what I remember. No idea where they are now. I can guess. :)

Anyway, I hope the exhibition lived up to its billing because it looks like a real treat.

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This is the second piece by you where I've been captivated by your lines/angles. Love the way the eye is drawn along that right bank. Like the foregrounding to the left corner. The medium is movement not frozen moment. I went to see the Courtauld Impressionists exhibition and Cezanne's tree painting drew the eye into the picture in this way.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/what ... to-cezanne

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by churinga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 pm

You know how i feel about your paintings.
I would love to see some of your drawings posted here.
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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by JJWilliamson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:02 am

Thanks, Ross

I'll take that as a thumbs up. :)

I'll post a few links here in a moment. I have a few drawings on the site already.

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Ok, done. It never rains but it pours. :)

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by churinga » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Sorry my comment was a bit abrupt.
I like all your work.
You would love my 'domain' in Sydney, 4 types of parrots,
parakeets, galahs, sulphure crested cockatoos and the yellow tipped black parrot,
which is big, when one landed on my balcony I thought it was an eagle.

Thanks for posting your drawings.

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Re: Angling for Clouds

Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:17 pm

Thanks for getting back to me, Ross.
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Sorry my comment was a bit abrupt. ...Not at all, at all; I enjoyed the pithiness.
I like all your work. ...Thank you very much.
You would love my 'domain' in Sydney, 4 types of parrots,
parakeets, galahs, sulphure crested cockatoos and the yellow tipped black parrot,
which is big, when one landed on my balcony I thought it was an eagle. ...Ah! I would be in my element with all those birds, and I doubt I'd ever get tired of them.

Thanks for posting your drawings. ...You're welcome.

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Re: Angling for Clouds (revised)

Post by JJWilliamson » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:09 pm

It's taken me a few weeks but I've revised this painting now by including more foreground detail, and adjusting the reflections and light.

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The revision is on top.

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Re: Angling for Clouds (revised)

Post by Macavity » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:48 am

Definitely has a more finished feel JJ, though some of the light and vibrancy of the greens has gone,

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Re: Angling for Clouds (revised)

Post by JJWilliamson » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 am

Thanks for that, mac. Appreciated.
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Definitely has a more finished feel JJ, though some of the light and vibrancy of the greens has gone, ...Ah, I believe the light is fooling us all. The original photo was taken in daylight, the revision was taken by the light of my kitchen. I'm pleased you think the revision has a more finished feel and look. That was pretty much what I was going for.

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