Thank you. This was a commission for a friend who wanted a more traditional landscape. You can actually see places similar to this in Florida. Most of my paintings are 'mind-scapes'. They're embellished landscapes which are based loosely on actual places.
LynnDuffyFeatured By OwnerDec 4, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Hi James, This is really beautiful. Could I make a request for you submit it to the Puzzle Arcade Groups Gallery. This would make such a beautiful image in the puzzle program and I think it would be a very popular download on the website.
I belong to several web site competition teams and I am thinking of putting the group's website into a couple of them. This will give the member's work more exposure through these comps also.
LynnDuffyFeatured By OwnerDec 5, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Hi James, thank you so much for submitting my request for Florida Scene. I really appreciate it. I did want to let you know It may take a little while to get it done and up on the website. I had more submissions this week into the gallery than I expected.
I love it, the reflection-light on the water is unbelievably amazing. This caught my eye, I'm a floridian; it really does capture the esque, the sky and all. It almost has a vibe of cedar key, maybe a hint of marsh-i-ness before the plain open sea? amazing work, as is all of your gallery
fantastic,,i never had any artschool or like that,,do you think its possible to get skills like you by ownteaching and learning?and i cant work with oil sadly,we have not a big house so with a lil kid i prefer acrylic,,oil would not be healthy in the air!
Thanks. I didn't know if my friend Mary who commissioned this painting would want one of my brooding dark skies that I so often do. She's my mom's age (late 70's) so I figured that she would want something cheerier. She really liked it a lot, so I'm pleased. I have another large commission to do next. Unfortunately, I won't have time to do a Halloween themed painting this year but I hope to get back to my usual artwork in November.
Thanks. I painted this for my friend Mary who wanted a Florida scene with a cottage in it. I found a photo of a cottage in dappled sunshine and used that to go by. It was a suburban scene, though. I thought it would look more like Florida to place it along an estuary near the bay instead.