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Robert Phillip Jones

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  • Lovely painting - it reminds me of walking through glenveigh National park in Donegel - lovely colours in the foreground and detail and the lovely softness in the sky - can hear the crows or maybe a golden eagle soaring in the wind....

    Posted by norah blount on Sat 04 Jul 01:23:30
  • Like this a lot Robert you can feel the struggle to walk down. Love your sky too

    Posted by Carole Russell on Sat 04 Jul 10:13:30
  • Excellent painting. Really good use of acrylic. Smashing sky.

    Posted by Jeannette Harrison on Sat 04 Jul 12:22:38
  • Very many thanks for all your comments. This painting was bought for my nephew by my brother; and he must have appreciated it, because the brother is not easily impressed, nor inclined to give his little boy anything he wouldn't give himself! I think the sky was surprisingly successful - I actually added a little Paynes Grey to Ultramarine; didn't expect it to work at all, it was a total experiment: but I think it worked. Bet it wouldn't work again, but there we are........ I hardly ever use Paynes Grey or black; I think this was just the smallest touch... Sometimes these things work, and sometimes they don't: it's not a mix I would ever have recommended! By the way Norah, you wouldn't find Golden Eagles here, but there are Peregrine Falcons and, increasingly, buzzards on the Undercliff near Ventnor, Isle of Wight. The bird in this painting is almost certainly a buzzard - but it wouldn't mind at all if you called it an eagle, I'm sure.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Sat 04 Jul 20:55:14
  • Actually, looking at it again, I think it was Ultramarine plus a touch of Payne's Grey (plus white obviously) on an imprimatura of burnt sienna. I add this for my own benefit, since I'd quite like to replicate it!

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Sat 04 Jul 20:57:17
  • Great to get those tips for the sky, thought of eagles as we spent a couple of hours last sept just watching a golden eagle soar over the hills in Donegal and this painting reminded me of that day, will bring sketch book next time :) did you ever use a touch of green in skies - can work well especially for stormy skies.

    Posted by norah blount on Sun 05 Jul 16:11:58
  • Yes, now and then - sometimes you get a duck-egg blue/green at the horizon, and I have achieved that with a mix of white, viridian and raw sienna; at least, I've done that in oil ... I might try it in other media and see how it works!

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Sun 05 Jul 18:22:52
  • Very good indeed!!.... I perfer payne's gray over black most of the time.

    Posted by A.F. Branco Antonio Branco on Sun 05 Jul 20:01:23
  • This has got to be my favourite of all of your paintings. I like the contrast in the foreground and of course that wonderful sky. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I would have answered on yours but I couldn't find it. Not a very integrated site is it? Yep, I like a REAL watch. Don't like stuff around my wrist (or neck). Its a battery driven fob watch. No winding (always forget). I have a weskit for most occasions. Tomorrow, at the opening of my solo, I'll be wearing my sunday go to meetings weskit. Black without pastel dust or acrylic spatter. I don't pay for exhibitions. I'm lucky enough to have wall space at a commercial gallery and I enter open events in the more affluent areas. My sales haven't been huge (8 this year). It's more about getting known and covering a wider area. I'm oping for more representation as my reputation grows.

    Posted by Alan Stevens on Fri 28 Aug 21:10:56
  • Alan, thanks for this. It's one of my favourites too, and happily for me, my brother bought it for my nephew; so I can claim visiting rights.. My blog can be found under New Start - I'd give the URL, if I could remember it, but that should find it. As it happens, I have a request for Links to my site out at the moment, & would be very happy if your site was amongst them. My watches (4, provided they're all working) are wind-up jobs: I like to think we're mutually dependent.. Though I do have a battery one as well: which is out of battery.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Fri 28 Aug 21:20:09