It's much better than the photo. Amazing. Really. I've said it before, but it bears repeating. I love this.
As Liza stated,,,repeating,,amazing.
Thanks you guys--I have to say that after my last botched project, this one makes me feel a whole lot happier, especially since I met the objective of passing it off as a Black and White photo...
This entire process was just amazing to look at. I'm so happy that I actually got to see you working on this in person! Your ability to paint water is unbelievable.
Bobby! Hey, nice to have you drop by! and nice to have someone attest to the fact that I am in fact the artist that paints the pictures I say I do :)...actually, the fact that you happened to come into my 'art corner' and seem me painting was a fluke--like one of those rare bird sightings.I'm so excited about your new Blog! I can't wait to peruse it!
...and Bobby, you need to put up one of those 'Follower' gadgets in your sidebar!
Something about black and white lends a haunting element...at least to me....and I really like it. I suspect there must be some law in the universe that was broken by providing a painting better than the photo.
Jerry, you realize that only plays into my fears that 'there will be consequences!' you know, for breaking some unwritten law. Now I've gone and done it...!(Actually, I think it was simply a matter of contrast--it appeals to the eye, and in my defense, it couldn't be helped--the colors made me do it!)
I'm a week late in saying so, but the painting turned out superbly! It easily surpasses the original photo in both the color and B&W versions. And no, it wasn't the fancy shadow you added. 'Twas the extra details, improved contrast, and your overall artistry.As usual, your work makes me want to get back into drawing and/or painting. (At least for a few moments, before I remember I'm lazy.)
Gosh, Nate, Thanks! ...and I think it's time for you to put your paintbrush where your mouth is--I really need to see some of your artwork! (okay, I don't really need to, but I sure am curious!)
Put my paintbrush where my mouth is? I hope you mean before I dip it in a dollop of paint, since oils a bit greasy, acrylics have a synthetic quality to them, and watercolors have always been a bit weak in the flavor department.Though I am fond of primer...
Okay, Nate, I'm agreeing with you on the first 3, but I have to draw the line at the primer--I mean, really, who primes?
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