Monday, 16 January 2012

Haytor on Dartmoor

I have finally finished another Atelier Interactive Acrylic on canvas.  This time I have chosen a sunset of the Tramway on Haytor, Dartmoor.




The tramway was built in about 1820 to move the granite from the quarries for building houses, bridges etc (in fact it employed about 100 men), but closed around 1858 in favour of cheaper granite from Cornwall. 





the painting measures 20" x 16"





22 comments:

  1. Wow Ann! You certainly make an atmospheric painting with these. Well done! xx

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  2. It's beautiful Ann! I love the light part in the center where the sun shines, really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Judy...the light part was the last piece I put in really, so I needed to take a deep breath and hope..LOL.

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  3. Totally drooling all over my keyboard.

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    1. Hi Annie, I take it you like it then! LOL:)

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  4. Hi Ann, beautiful landscape indeed, I like very much the perspective and the small road. Ciao!

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  5. Stunning work! I love all about it, the sun and the sunlight, the landscape , the stones, the colors, the distance...WOW!

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    1. Hi Jane - Thank you VERY much:)

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  6. Beautiful, Ann! It’s almost luminescent!

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  7. Ann ~ this is lovely ~ divine ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)( A Creative Harbor) namaste, Carol and artmusedog ~ ^_^

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    1. I appreciate you saying so Carol.

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  8. What a great sense of height and distance. A fabulous painting Ann.

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    1. Thank you John, although it took a little longer to do than I would have hoped, I am pleased with it.

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  9. Another place I know and love that you have captured so well. It seems that the Interactive acrylics are your new favourites. Do you prefer acrylic to oil paint?

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    1. Thanks Judith - yes I really do like these Interactive acrylics -
      1. they don't smell
      2. they are easy to clean up
      3. they dry quickly (but can be reactivated with water) and
      4. blend like oils
      So yes, they are my favourites. Having said that I'll still use my oils, particularly when I do the Bob Ross technique in some work - it's so easy.

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  10. Very atmospheric, lovely work!

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