Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Leysdown Beach


Usually, I only paint in acrylics for my job but I've tried it here just for fun
with this scene from our recent birding trip up to Sheppey.

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful depth and atmosphere. Great color palette.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colors and the sparkles in the water. At first I thought it was a photo then I realized it was so much more than a photo.

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    1. Thank you Jude, You are very kind. Yes it was painted from a photo and then I tried to emphasise the things that struck me when we were there.

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  3. Lovely painting Jerry, I was there just yesterday.

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    1. Thanks Alan, hope you saw some good stuff (and that it wasn't too chilly).

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  4. That's a cracker Jerry. In all the time that I've known you it is only recently that I've come to realise that you possess such artistic skills.

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    1. Cheers Steve, putting lots of images up means I can avoid doing so much writing - I'm afraid I don't have as entertaining a way with words as you do (which is a sentence in itself that prooves it!).

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  5. That`s a lovely painting Jerry! I am not very knowledgeable about art, but I know what I like and I like this!
    J
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  6. Your blog is so interesting, Jerry! and this painting is absolutely flawless...love the colors and the beautiful sparkle in the water...I look forward to your future work!!

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    1. You're too kind Hilda! I was looking at your blog earlier and was so taken by your depictions of people - I have not been brave enough to give it a go! (especially love the one of your grand-daughter looking through the telescope).

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  7. Stunning painting, fantastic colors and sparkle of light on the water!

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  8. Oh, my goodness, your painting is just beautiful Jerry! I honestly thought it was a photograph at first sight. I think your use of colour is stunning. There is something quite mesmerising about it.

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    1. You're far too kind (but very glad you enjoyed it)!

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  9. I really enjoyed reading your blog entries. I have been hearing about England's cold winter, but your photos really make me realized how cold it is! I had never heard of moth traps until reading your posts about it. Very interesting.

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  10. Thanks Virginia; The moth trap is great fun, it doesn't harm them (as long as I'm careful) and I love looking in on a whole other world going on out there that is largely ignored by most people. Thankfully the weather's much milder now. In fact so much so that I had another go with the moth trap last night - and success! (I'll put up something from it later).

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  11. This is a fantastic painting, I feel I could walk down that beach.

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  12. Thanks Ann, thanks too for the acrylic palette tip on your blog. I've always used old plastic lids off things and then just throw them away afterwards - but I keep running out and end up wasting time hunting around for another - not now though!

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  13. What a lovely painting, Jerry: lovely colours and composition. Wish I could paint!

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    1. Cheers Jeremy, glad you enjoyed looking at it.

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