Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rower Reflections

6"x8" oil on canvas
This is my contribution to Karin Jurick's latest Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge.
SOLD

36 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

EXCELLENT job Edward! At first I thought it was the reference photo, lol. :-)

adebanji said...

Very cool!
Calming effect!

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, this looks so real - I enlarged the image to see whether it was really a painting! LOL Good job!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Kathleen is right.
Great painting, Edward.

The Bull said...

Great handling of the lighting as usual, colors are cool and inviting! Kudos!

Angela Elledge said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love the entire painting. Your painting is so successful, in my opinion, because of the movement in the water. The weight of the boat is evident and the reflection below adds to the gentle swaying of the boat.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Really nice Edward.

Kerri Settle said...

It's beautiful. It has a very calm, relaxed feel to it that I enjoy.

Melody Lea Lamb said...

What a beautiful little painting! it has such a calm and serene feel, I especially love how you captured the water.

Manon Doyle said...

Wow! You are so talented Edward!

Teresa said...

AWESOME Edward!

Diana Marshall said...

wonderful painting, I like the way the sea is bluer in the foreground, you did a great job of this challenge.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

My favorite Edward...and you were struggling?!

Sheila said...

Yay Edward!!! Your water looks that translucent, undulating water! Wow!

FCP said...

Edward--looking at all the entries, it is clear that the biggest challenge with this one was drawing. You certainly nailed that, in addition to offering what appears to be a moment of rest for the rower.
Faye

Ann Gorbett said...

Really nice Edward. I can't stop looking at your water reflection. It is so realistic, but in a painterly way.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderful painting—bagus sekali! Great job on the reflections.

maria said...

I like the cool color of the water and time of day. Calming.

Joanna said...

Edward, this is great painting, great reflaction!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this one Ed. The blues, the reflections, figure, are all wonderful.

Gwen Bell said...

You always do such a great job on the DSFDF, but this one is outstanding! Great job!

Amanda Carder said...

There is just no other way to say it,,,,,Your Good!!! Really really Good

Ann Rogers said...

We all look forward to your entries, Edward...this is superb!

Deborah Ross said...

This is perfect, Edward. Your reflections in the water could not have been done better. The viewer can easily feel the movement of the waves.

Dean H. said...

Good one, Edward! Especially like the wave pattern.

Claire said...

This is beautifully painted - wonderful work on your blog too!

Gringo Zero said...

Mr. Burton. This is outstanding. Beyond realistic. It really captures the light and movement and I can feel the temperature. You also solved the "just enough detail in the face" issue I struggled so much with.
Just great.

dominique eichi said...

OH I love that calming feel to it, and your reflections are so good. Love it.

supplies overflowing! said...

Hey- I was checking out the results at DSFDF, and stopped at your painting. I felt the depth of the water, and the rocking motion. WOW is all I can say.

Edward Burton said...

Thank you to everyone for all of your wonderful comments - they are much appreciated.

Glenda Mosher said...

Wonderful painting of this subject Edward!

Carol Horzempa said...

Yours is one of my favorite, Edward. The movement of the water and reflection is perfect and I love the light and shadow on the figure. Very well done!

Ann Painter said...

As always, great job. Your painting really stands out.

Vicki Shuck said...

This is a real gem! Beautiful color and technique. Way to go!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

a beauty.

Cristall said...

Nice job.