Bridge at Harting

Bridge at Harting
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So much detail & colour......the colours blend well together.

A bit more detailed that your previous works, well done none the less.

Loose and vibrant...may I rudley ask was the water so very blue?????I would have thought that it would have had more browns and darks in it with all the overhanging foliage and muted sky?

Hi Robert, we must be both in water mode ATM... just posted a stream one myself. I like this - especially your foreground foliage - the left bottom corner is awesome. I see where sylvia is coming from, but I always think water is seriously up for interpretation and I like the way you've rendered it here. I don't think your sky is particularly muted... so to carry the blue into the water makes senes. the trees are cracking BTW. Limited pallete? Cheers, Ade

Thanks all. I am having trouble painting still water just now - at least in oil and acrylic. Lost a bit of confidence, I think. I trace my (temporary!) decline to this painting - I have got very immersed in detail - although when you look, the detail in this is suggested rather than carefully drawn. I'd like to get away from this approach, but will post a few more of my recent pictures so you can see what I mean. Limited palette, yes: a bit over-dependent on pthalo green, by the look of it. And no Sylvia, I don't think the water was quite so blue - comes of using phthalo blue, which takes over. Does depend a bit on where the light's coming from, but there's not a lot of reflection in this water....

Another nice painting, mate...love it!

I don't think running water reflects too much...I can see what Sylvia means about the water being blue but then that is artistic interpretation...I really like this painting I think it's got a lovely charm to it and it has movement

I have not been visiting these galleries lately and I have missed a lot on beautiful work being added ! Your gallery is getting extensive and of great value. I love this painting for its freshness of interpretation. Great work Robert.

I think your work is very special.A great talent and so sensitive.

I love your landscapes Robert. From comments I read by others, I would say that you capture a feeling of the scene and that if you try to be over correct, colour and reflections in water, for example, you could loose that feel. Your portraits are very good. I am hopeless at them.

Hi Robert, I deliberately put your name in the search to find you. This is a lovely painting but what I would like to ask is 'Are you OK?' I have missed reading your comments and wondered if you were unwell. Jx

Hi Robert, I deliberately put your name in the search to find you. This is a lovely painting but what I would like to ask is 'Are you OK?' I have missed reading your comments and wondered if you were unwell. Jx

Hallo Jean; no, not really - unwell, that is! I've reached one of those places we all get to now and then, wondering quite where to go next. I think this perishing cold weather has something to do with it, but I went out for a long walk yesterday and took some photographs (too cold to hold a sketchbook) which I hope are going to spur me into action! Thanks for your interest, hope you see this.

love this, it takes you into an imaginary world where I think we would all like 2 be, with the lovely bridge and beautiful clean water x

i like the river here and can even see the bridge, i like it.

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31/03/2015
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Bridge at Harting, Hants, oil on canvas, 12" x 14"; an experiment in various ways which didn't really come off, I think....

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Robert Jones, NAPA

Born November 18th 1950. Former party political agent, former chairman of housing association. Has worked as a volunteer with the NHS since 2000, painting seriously for the last ten years, sporadically for the last 50. Member, National Association of Painters in Acrylic from October 2015

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