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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sunset town

This was a real pain to reproduce, tried scanning it, lots of reflections, tried photography ,low lights 3 seconds exposure, still reflections, maybe cos the whole tone is quite dark

13 comments:

Dogs by Bri said...

Hi Simon,

I haven't been by the blog in a while and this is a great painting. I think I should visit more often.

Nice work.

Bri-

Ramesh Jhawar said...

This is so beautiful,especially the orange highlights on the wall and the houses!
I also get similar problems in reproducing my pastel paintings!

rahina q.h. said...

atmospheric, breathtaking, reflective... those are just some adjectives that came to mind:)r.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Bri problem is I dontpost as often as I should, thanks for dropping in.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Ramesh, yes reflections, looking at this reproduction again I can see its out of focus on the left, I normally use an A3 scanner, but this was a photo.

Vicente Herrero said...

Simon, good work and dared, with big difficulties.
O.K.

You continue without putting measures.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Simon, that's a real cracker, love how the sky is structured almost to mirror the land below. Would love to see it for real. Wonderful depth of colour - but yes, these dark ones are so difficult to reproduce digitally.

Art with Liz said...

Great work Simon. How did you manage to photograph it in the end?

Simon Jones said...

Hi Vincente, thanks again for the encouraging words.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Sheila
loved the scene because the whole town is unified by being in the sunset. Got idea when walking along street in my home town and there was a crash of thunder and everyone looked up in unison, it kind of cuts through our separateness. Its neat to have an ordering principle within the jumble of buildings and people.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Liz, thanks for visiting again,well I took a photo with camera on tripod, 2.5 seconds exposure, but now I notice its not all in focus.

keithhornblower said...

Hi Simon
This is my first visit to your blog. Despite being familiar with your illustration work for some years now(!), you never cease to amaze me. This is beautiful work; I love the depth to your paintings, both the watercolours and the oils. Nothing wishy-washy or tentative here... A man after my own heart. Keep up the good work!

Keith

Masterofword said...

It looks nice though a little bit dark. but this is a sunset, is not it? so, it is ok. lol! Orange color is wonderful at this oic!