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Cherry Point Aglow by Flaven Cherry Point Aglow by Flaven
I'VE PAINTED THIS LOCATION MANY TIMES SINCE ITS NEAR TO THE MARINA WHERE I KEEP MY BOATS. WHAT'S INTERTESTING ABOUT THIS PAINTING IS, NO MATTER WHAT ANGLE YOU LOOK AT IT, THE SUN'S REFLECTION ALWAYS COMES TO YOU.
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Oh my gosh... it's hard to even think of a critique.. I think some more shines on the water would've been really nice, but wow! It's beautiful! :heart:
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adAvlis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
You make me feel like diving in that water. It looks warm..
And what a sky!
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Adahy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
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Beautyfull..

C.
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captainduh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Great piece and the location of the person is a perfect component to the composition.
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aambience Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
So pretty....
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abasss Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
I really love it, the water is amazing! you've done a fantastic job! :+fav:
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Jonatan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Wow, this is beautifull, I'm a fan of ships and boats and this realy makes me think of the stories you could hear as told by old fishermen. =)
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Wow - a great painting. The colours a really viberant and suit the scene very well. I like the way you have used the boat at the bottom right and the man on the front of it to lead the eye into the picture.
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Aldalambe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Wonderful painting... the sun off the water is spectacularly done. The trick with the reflection is neat as well. :+fav:

Kudos!
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CeciliasSkylark Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
ITS LIKE THE MONA LISA EYES EFFECT!!! only...with a sun! love how the water has such sparkle, too!
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ElwynEllessar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous painting!!! I love the colors you used, but more than that I ove the play of colors reflected on the water! Great job!! :clap:
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TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Jawdropping coloring! I'm really in awe of what you can pull off in your paintings. It's pretty hard for me to critique anything here really. The only thing that doesn't look quite right is that one object that almost looks like a boat in the background on the left next to the structure. I think it could be defined more.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
thanks for your comments and your suggestion
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lelekelley Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
I caught myself staring at this one for a long time waiting for sun to finish setting.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
when you're painting outdoors you can't wait...you paint fast!..thanks
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gu3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005   Traditional Artist
oh wow beautiful! i love the water!
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:iconflaven:
Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks..I'll never stop learning how to render water!
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BeeeGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Beautiful job,...
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005   Traditional Artist
thankyou
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AglioPh0bia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This whole thing is amazing except for one thing which I hope you don't mind me pointing out. The man's (on the boat) proportions are a little bit off. His head seems a bit small for his body and his forearm is a little longer than it should be. I'm no great artist, so I shouldn't be picky, but you did encourage advanced critique. :D

Excellent work, though.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks..I'm not good a freelancing people and this guy has always bothered me for the exact same reasons you gave!! Very observant. I guess I was lazy by not fixing him knowing he wasn't right. I think he was the last thing I painted.
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AglioPh0bia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome. We're all a bit lazy. I surely don't think badly of you for not wanting to fix him. I never would have finished a painting like that.
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judylee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Exquisite!
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artsyone39 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely STUNNING!!!! :clap:
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks..you have a very extensive and beautiful gallery. I've tried acrylics but they dry so fast. You seem to have overcome this drawback quite well!!
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artsyone39 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome..and thank you! I love acrylics for that very reason...They are always ready when I am...lol. I tried oil...but I found that the slow drying times were a real headache for me, and I made alot of mud..:)
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005   Traditional Artist
I use Liquin as a medium to mix with my oils..it really speeds the drying time. It's an alkyd. You can also use it to thin the paint for glazing, doing detail work etc. The benefit over acrylics is that it stays wet long enough to blend things and work wet on wet but dries fast enough to paint over in 1-3 hours.
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artsyone39 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
That quick ? wow... I guess thats not bad. do you have a seperate area that you paint in..or do you just paint in your home.?..I find the chemical smells really bother me, so I need to paint away from my living area when I paint with oil....(they really give me quite a headache) I really prefer the look of oil..they are so rich compared to acrylic.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
right now I paint in my basement at my main house. I too worry about the smells. I guess I should put in a ventilation system. I have two other homes in the south where I can paint with ventilation or on my boat or on the beach. In fact I am in the prossess of building a great new studio at my ocean house that will be up high, have beautiful vistas of ocean and marsh as far as you can see and the ocean breezes to blow away the fumes!!!
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artsyone39 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh!..it sounds HEAVENLY :hug:
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zeusosphere Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your sunsets :D
The far left (the dark part) seems just a bit blurred though..... :O Guess I just like things in focus (or entirely out of it) but it's bothering me..... :?
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HoltonCowboy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Beautiful sky and reflectons! Excellent detail on the ships!
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SilvrSable Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
The sunset is breathtaking. I could just stare at it for hours.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks..it's so bright it might hurt your eyes though
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SilvrSable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
lol. I'd consider that a good thing. You managed to capture the brightness of the sun so well! That's hard.. I never really could make anything look like it's really glowing and bright.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
simply try to keep your colors clean, not muddy, i.e., clean your brush often, don't over mix colors (not more than two together, maybe three max). Ohterwise you get mud. avoid white and black, they're not colors.
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theycallmegrace Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Great job on the water and the sky. Very stunning.
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Greykitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Amazing work on the water again! I love the way it sparkles and reflects the sun and colors. :D The detail in the boats is awesome as well. +fav :)
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
thankyou again...Ive painted so many shrimp boats I'm really tired of and hate painting the rigging. So many artists simply suggest the rigging...for some innate reason I'm compelled to try and paint every little detail. Itdrives me whacko!
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smuli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
The colors are glorious and i really like the reflections on the most part of the water but there's one thing that popped in my eye that could be better: the water on the foreground doesn't look nearly as good as elsewhere... Seems almost hastily painted next to the perfect patterns on the left and further on. That's something I probably wouldn't normally even mention but the contrast between that part of the water and the rest of it is pretty striking. Anyway, it's a great painting and I can only hope to some day become nearly as good as you.
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks...good criticism is always welcome!!
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Celesta-Darkide Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats incredible :O
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks..it looks like you like sunsets too!...like your beautiful Lewisham sunsets!!!!
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Celesta-Darkide Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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iamstarlight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
aww, that is sooo nice. at first glance i thought it was just a picture, not a painting. lovely :D
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thanks! The sky is like your parking lot photo
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iamstarlight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
oh, right.. haha. i love sunsets. :D
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Sleekfur Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
What a spectacular sunset! The colors in this are amazing, and you did an excellent job with the water and reflections!
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Flaven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
thanks! maybe toooo much color(?)
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Sleekfur Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Mm, I don't think so. Water tends to reflect every color in the sky, and since the sky is such a brilliant, amazing sunset, what you've done with the water is very appropriate. I love it!
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