Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tangled ropes

Tangled ropes, boat moorings in the Fisherman's Village, Lamma Island.......



























watercolour paper 24 x 32 cm

wish I'd not painted it.....here's a photo before painting


12 comments:

  1. It's amazing, i love the way the ropes move through the composition! And I like it both ways. It has a slightly different mood each time. Wonderful work!

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  2. I like both versions....the detail and shading is wonderful!

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  3. So complicated and so marvelously painted !

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  4. I really like both works, though I tend to see more character in black and white drawings, but it is just me.

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  5. Hi Debra, this is brilliant!! I like it with a touch of colour makes it pop.

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  6. think you're right Deb, try tinting in photoshop next time as a try out, the colour kills the background rope, isolates the wood and takes the depth away. You'll know next time.x

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  7. Uh oh here I go about to disagree with the artist. I like it better painted. For me it helps seperate the different textures.

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  8. Hummm, I like the one with the paint. Seems that the decision is still split on which is best!

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  9. I'm no expert on nautical knots, but it looks like you know what you're doing :)

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  10. I dont know how I have been missing some of your posts... I think both of these are great and I like them both if different ways. The one with colour is a bit softer, the B/W one feels more detailed, but both would look stunning framed (the B/W one in large matting around it).

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Thanks for your comments everyone!