13 Feb 2012

Lantern Hill

The Gallery I'm a member of in Ilfracombe, opens for the new season at the end of next month, which means I have been kept busy with new works to exhibit.  You have seen one or two of them already, but I have just finished this one of St. Nicholas Chapel on Lantern Hill.

and is still on my easel to completely dry



This time, I didn't go for a dramatic sky, as I felt that the Hill itself and rocks were drama enough.  This painting, yet again, is Atelier Interactive Acrylic and measures 16" x 16".







34 comments:

  1. I like it very much! Best wishes!

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  2. What a great spot for a painting! It turned out beautiful! Good luck with the exhibition, I'm sure we will see more of your new paintings before the opening!

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    1. Thanks Judy, yes once the exhibition is up and running I'll take a photo and post it here.

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  3. Absolutely excellent, Ann! A very impacting view, where the big rock, with its magnificence, is the leading actor of this scene. Ciao!

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  4. I never ever tire looking at your landscapes , you have a special touch this I know for certain, the way you capture and bounce the light off different areas is just amazing,,

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    1. Thanks Laurie - interesting that you feel I have a particular style - I see that in others but not so much with myself.

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  5. I agree with Laurie. I think you have a individual and recognisable way of illuminating surfaces. This acrylic series is building into a great body of work, with a unity and harmony to it. Excellent stuff, Ann.

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    1. Thanks so much Judith. Just finishing off a sunset seascape to add to the collection!....may show that later.

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  6. Ann this is terrific. It IS dramatic. I love the walk up the hill to the building there. The view out to sea. What a wonderful piece of art! It will enjoy hanging in the gallery and being seen and enjoyed by so many! Wow. I hope I can be as good as you one day.

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    1. Thanks so much Lynn - I enjoyed doing this painting as I wasn't precious with detail, I just went for it! lol.

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  7. Hi Ann. I think you did right in keeping the sky and the sea very calm and serene so the eye immediately gets drawn to the dramatic and stern cliff and the little house on top of the hill. Beautiful and interesting painting!

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  8. What a beautiful painting! It is not easy blending with acrylic, I love it! You soon, Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I know what you mean about blending with acrylics, that is why I find these Atelier Interactive Acrylics so good, because you can blend with them - they work like oils and can be re-worked at a later time, just a quick spray of water and away they go again. (If left too long the water alone will not activate the paint), but Chroma who make these paints, do an Unlocking Formula, one quick spray of that and again you can blend. Yay:)

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  9. I agree with Jane. Sometimes it is all about contrast and that clear sky really makes the craggy rocks shout out. Maybe you will have the chance to re-paint the same scene in a storm?

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    1. Thanks Bella...good idea, I like stormy atmospheric scenes, a good excuse for me to give that a go:)

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  10. I think it's absolutely super! A wonderful painting of a lovely place. You are so lucky to live in N Devon. When I see scenes like this I wonder why I ever left CM!

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  11. I want to walk up that hill and feel the wind in my face! Great painting! You really have a way with landscapes!

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    1. Thanks Robin...walking up there on a wet Tuesday in February would probably not be so nice, lol. I am enjoying painting these landscapes though.

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  12. Wonderful sea, I love this painting. Greetings.

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  13. Wow, that is dramatic!! Looks great.

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  14. Beautiful, powerful and dramatic! Excellent one, Ann!

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  15. I think you made the right decision about the sky. That hill is quite dramatic as it is, and you've captured plenty of movement in the sea too. A very nice painting Ann. Love it.

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    1. Thanks John, so good to have my blog friends confirming what I hoped was a good decision.

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  16. Its stunning, Ann! You're right, the rocks, hill and house are drama enough! xx

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  17. Nice strong foreground, it does not compete with the sky. Wonderfully done!

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