Mississippi Rising (Part 2 of 3)

Mississippi Rising (Part 2 of 3)

I love to see work in progress, Brian. Your first stage was acrylic...are you on the oils yet? Looking good at the moment.

Thanks very much, Lewis Yes! I'm using oils now and will add some more dark tones and highlights later to hopefully finish this piece soon. I'll also look at the aerial perspective and lines and maybe drop something onto the river; a boat of some sort, maybe. The main blocks are in place but they are shining a bit on the photo. Not to worry. Brian

Nice, calm and peaceful Brian. It could be left as is already. I wonder how you'll be finishing it?

The colours are super Brian, I look forward to seeing the finished painting.

The calmness and serenity of this work is so subtly painted and the colours and light understated yet powerful.

Thank you very much for the comments, Jola. Appreciated. I'm thinking of adding some darker streaks to the foreground water and fading the trees slightly as they move further away from the viewer. I'll also check the highlights and lines. I'll know better when the paint dries a bit. Still thinking about adding a small boat. Hmmm. Thank you very much, Margaret. I'm not so far off with this one, now. The colours attracted me to the image in the first place, so I thought I'd try to paint it to see how it looked. You never know your luck in a storm. *smile* Best to both Brian

Thank you very much, Michael, for the kind comments. Appreciated. You've pretty much summed up the very things that attracted me to the image in the first place. Cheers. Brian

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This is part 2 of 3 of the painting I posted yesterday. I'll try to finish it in two or three days, when the paint has started to dry

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Brian J Mackay

I'm a retired FE lecturer (62), having taught Marketing and Geography to Travel & Tourism students for twenty years or so, and I DO miss it a bit. My wife, Diane, is from Kendal, where she introduced me to the Lake District fells, tarns and lakes. They have been a source of inspiration for me (and…

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