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Iron Pot - Storm Bay Tasmania - New Painting

It happens to be Australia's Queen's Birthday long weekend and I've just completed a new painting of The Iron Pot Lighthouse,
also known as the Derwent Lighthouse. It is Tasmania’s oldest lighthouse, and the second oldest in Australia.
The square tower was built in 1832 by Pommies (convicts) . The 11-metre (36 ft)-tall tower
has a range of 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi).[3]

Oil on canvas board 24" x 24"
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Re: Iron Pot - Storm Bay Tasmania - New Painting

Nice painting Mark and even a BIF !

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That's a biggy. Excellent movement in the water, you've always impressed me with your waters.
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Re: Iron Pot - Storm Bay Tasmania - New Painting

Another good one Mark
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Re: Iron Pot - Storm Bay Tasmania - New Painting

Ed, Andrew, Om - Thanks for commenting. I thought you'd be interested to see the reference images used for this work.
I draw the painting on canvas in charcoal taking elements from two or more photos to form a coherent composition.

E-520 + SWD70-200mm reference images (2009 archives)
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Yet another great painting Mark.
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Great painting Mark. The BIF really makes it for me.
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As all have said, a really nice painting.

Not to criticise, but I would have left off the water drops from the gulls feet...........

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Great painting Mark. The BIF really makes it for me.
Thanks Nigel, birds are always part of a seascape, and landscapes also.

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As all have said, a really nice painting.
Not to criticise, but I would have left off the water drops from the gulls feet...........
Thanks Mark, but why?
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As all have said, a really nice painting.

Not to criticise, but I would have left off the water drops from the gulls feet...........

I don't find the water drops distracting. The position of the bird helps to guide the eye towards the lighthouse, so I don't really find myself looking at the bird itself.
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Re: Iron Pot - Storm Bay Tasmania - New Painting

I think people are missing the point here. Mark took a couple of pics, (the long shot of the lighthouse I like a lot), and produced something else with them. good'on'yer,.
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Thanks Nigel, birds are always part of a seascape, and landscapes also.



Thanks Mark, but why?
No offence meant, and not taken I am sure.............

I just thought the "drips" where not immediately obvious what they where, and IMHO, they look (drips) have just been sketched on. What I see, is the bird taking off from the beach, maybe a damp one but not from water from which the drips might come from. Just my take, most likely wrong (I usually am!!)

If everyone else thinks they are great, then you have obviously hit the nail on the head,

But the painting otherwise is very pleasing......................

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No offence at all, Mark. I was just interested to know how you saw the "drips". Perhaps it was remiss of me not to have painted a disturbance on the surface of the water (albeit about 2" deep!) to make the narrative more obvious. That can still be done. You will notice that disturbance in the reference photo. Thanks for the valued feedback, to artists and photographers alike, constructive critiques are just as valuable as compliments.
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Thanks iso. Painting from one's own photos is both challenging and gratifying. To reconstruct the photographic experience and interpret it differently in a new medium is what I'm attempting to do. "Artist's Licence" confers freedom to change things around, ramp up the chroma and make any other changes at the painter's whim.
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I don't find the water drops distracting. The position of the bird helps to guide the eye towards the lighthouse, so I don't really find myself looking at the bird itself.
Thank you Nigel. Between the lighthouse and the critical placement of the bird, there's a deliberate 'tension' upon which the power of the composition relies.
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