Emergence (Sunrise)

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Emergence (Sunrise)

Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:26 pm

This is a greyscale oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cms. The horizon is actually straight but the painting is a bit to one side, hence the distortion. I used an "Artist's Grey" for the entire painting, with hints of Paynes Grey and titanium white. This is basically the final version, one that was also completed in colour and charcoal. (two separate works btw)

Many thanks to those who suggested a greyscale version. See what you think.

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Re: Emergence (Sunrise)

Post by Macavity » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:45 pm

Impressive as always JJ.

Interesting juxtaposition of dynamic sky and quiet sea. The gulls add a note - a joy illuminated by light (that's my take :) )

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Re: Emergence (Sunrise)

Post by JJWilliamson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:21 am

Thanks, mac

I always enjoy your feedback and analysis.
Macavity wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Impressive as always JJ.

Interesting juxtaposition of dynamic sky and quiet sea. ...The sky was the inspiration for this piece, especially when set against that tranquil sea. I nearly called this one "Primordial", because it felt like a beginning, or something like that. The original "Emergence" was meant to point to the earliest creatures emerging from the sea, such as horseshoe crabs. In the event I shelved the idea.

The gulls add a note - a joy illuminated by light (that's my take :) ) ...That's a great take and one that I shall borrow. :)

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Much appreciated

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Re: Emergence (Sunrise)

Post by NotQuiteSure » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:44 pm

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Yowzer JJ.
I'd have that on my wall any day of the week.
Only reservation is the title.
Thought this, from underneath the picture, would be better,
Sunrise monochrome Emerging
(Wonder if it would be more poignant with only a single gull? :) )

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Re: Emergence (Sunrise)

Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:19 pm

Thanks, Not. I appreciate the reply AND agree about the title. Titles are such a pain, especially
when you change your mind every five minutes, as is my wont. :)

I have it hanging in my living room.

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