Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Think I have a theme going here

well, over the past few weeks I do seem to have concentrated on paintings of Dartmoor and Exmoor, and why not - both beautiful places with some of the most dramatic views in this part of the West Country.  Again, I have used the Atelier Interactive Acrylics -

I have called this painting :   "Sunset against the Storm - Exmoor"




Measuring 16" x 16"





43 comments:

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    1. Thank you Kyla. It's good to have the opinion of others as I did go for the bold approach!...LOL.

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  2. Fabulous, Ann! What a wonderful series of landscapes! You sure know how to use those acrylics!

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    1. Thank you Judy - I must say I have enjoyed doing these:)

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  3. WOW!! What a beautiful scene, Ann! I like very much how the light hits the ground and the shadows on the green. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Tito, what great feedback:)

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  4. Very, very nice Ann. I really like the light on the fields and the wonderful sense of space and distance.

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    1. Thank you very much John - your feedback and that of others does help clarify this painting for me - I guess we all doubt our own work, and I am certainly no exception!....many thanks.

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  5. That is simply beautiful Ann. I LOVE the light shining through the clouds. Excellent work. :)

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  6. I love itI Wonderful sense of distance.

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  7. This is my favourite of your acrylics so far, Ann. I like the way you have the intense shadow in the foreground offsetting the patches of land illuminated by the light through the storm clouds.Great.

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  8. Oh wow this is stunning Ann! The sky with these raging clouds and the light forcing its way out and hitting the ground...a real show stopper!

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  9. I love love this, so much its beautiful,,, wow, can you paint or what! amazing!!

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  10. My goodness, I feel overwhelmed with your wonderful comments,
    Crystal
    Karen
    Judith
    Jane
    and Laurie
    Thank you all so much:)

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  11. Ann, I just can't describe the feeling I have after looking at your painting. It is exquisite, and I felt the same way when I saw the thumbnail size. Wonderful work.
    I came back to edit because my verification word for this comment is 'excited' and I AM!...For YOU!

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  12. It took me a minute to remember his name but your painting style on this series reminds me of Thomas Cole. I saw some of his paintings at the Smithsonian about 20 years ago and it still moves me when I think of it.

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  13. Oh, Ann! Lovely! Those beams breaking through the clouds are right on the money. The interactive acrylics are really giving you the opportunity to enhance your already skillful style.

    Yours,
    Nanina

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  14. Wow! Thanks Annie - you say such great things, I could be getting very big headed here!lol. Haven't heard of Thomas Cole, but I'm just off to look him up, thanks:)

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    1. Hi Annie, Have just looked up Thomas Cole - amazing paintings and all that detail! Goodness, if I could be half as good!

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  15. Thanks so much Nanina, I really appreciate that, cheers:)

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  16. ooooo I really like this one. Of course, it reminds me so much of my beloved Exmoor!
    BTW.... 1952 means you were born in the Year of the Dragon, unless your birthday is before 27 January 1952, in which case you were born in the Year of the Rabbit!

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    1. Thank you Shammickite - there really is something about Exmoor isn't there, and glad you have had a little reminder of it. btw I was born middle of the year so yes must be in the Year of the Dragon, thanks for letting me know.

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  17. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE MY BREATH AWAY!

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  18. Ann, this one is stunning! Love how the light falls on the fields. Well done xx

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  19. Wow, this is really gorgeous Ann.

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    1. Thank you Renske, so nice of you to say so:)

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  20. Ann, Great piece! You've captured the distance and the light beautifully!
    Rainey

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    1. Thank you Rainey, I did have to take quite a bold decision to put the lights in and hope they worked, by the look of all these great comments it did, wahoo:)

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  21. Wow...beautiful!!!
    Now I'm a new your follower. If you want, visit my blog and became my follower http://evelin-capici.blogspot.com
    Ciaoo from Italy

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  22. Hello and welcome Evelin, my new follower but also a new blog for me to follow, brilliant. Thanks for your comment.

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  23. Wonderful color, I love that sky, a painting with exquisite light.

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  24. Just visiting from Shammickite, where I saw your question about your sign. Like me, you're a Dragon. I'm a middle-of-'52 baby too. This ought to be a good year!
    I have never been to Exmoor, but your painting is how it's always seemed in my imagination.

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    1. Hi Pondside, yes Exmoor is a dramatic place, the weather catches it like this I guess because of the height, same as Dartmoor.

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  25. very dramatic landscape with the shafts of light..must be inspiring landscapes to paint ann ..thankyou for your kind comment on my blog ann .

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    1. Thank you Jane, yes it's a wonderful place.

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  26. so many great paintings and I loved looking at your sketchbook. I've never had luck with acrylics-too slippery or something. Maybe I just haven't found the right brand.

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