Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Salute Sunset - Finished?

First of all, a big thanks to all of you who made suggestions for my next stab at this and I have tried to incorporate them into my reworking. The main things for me were to increase the value range and try to retain some hint of colour in the shadow side of the buildings. I also tried to create some shadow in front of the buildings. It still needs one or two touches but I think it's almost at a finish.

I have sketch books full of work I've done in Venice and I may spend a bit of time over the next month or so working some of them up into finished paintings.


Salute Sunset - Oil on stretched linen 16" x 12"

10 comments:

Sophia Khan said...

Hello Mick

I really like what you have done here. The painting looks very dramatic and I like the reflection of the sunset in the water as it creates a perspective leading towards the church, making that more of a focal point. Well done.

Yvonne Harry said...

Well Done, Mick. A much more powerful painting.

Mick Carney said...

Sophia - Thanks. It's started to come together with a bit of impact.

Mick Carney said...

Yvonne - Thanks a lot for the help and the appreciation.

Ray Maclachlan said...

Very dramatic Mick, impressionism at its best.

Mick Carney said...

Ray - Thanks a lot. I appreciate it.

Peter Ward said...

Good stuff.

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Thanks a lot.

Caroline Simmill said...

Oh yes this is looking like a much more solid painting. Very strong and the work you have done on it really does improve the work a very great deal. I like that very warm glow in the sky behind the buildings and the work in the water really does give perspective to the scene. Great work Mick!

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - Thanks for your supportive comments and you continued interest.