Friday, 21 January 2011

The Alphabet Paintings

On the Painting Friends forum, we have a challenge called Alphabet Soup.
First one up is to paint something - anything - which begins with an A
So here you go..
A is for Anchor




the photo I used as reference came from the wonderful free to use photo site for artists  Photos4Artists
Do feel free to come along to the forum  Painting Friends

17 comments:

  1. Wow - Pat, this is really good! The anchor is most definitely the focus of the painting and you have cleverly captured the texture of the grasses behind and the distant water without distracting from it. Really, really great! :0)

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  2. Oh ... The painting is well done. The colors express a wonderful mood
    Elsbeth

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  3. Hi Pat, you have chosen an interesting subject and you did a very nice painting! Ciao!

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  4. Grande Pat,bellissima questa Ancora(Anchor),bella l'idea di disegnare partendo dalle lettere dell'alfabeto!

    Ciao,buona serata!!!

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  5. Thanks, Sandra - keeping the anchor as the focus was exactly what I was aiming for! Glad you think I achieved it. xx

    Thanks, Elsbeth - glad you like the feel of the piece xx

    Thanks, Tito. All through the alphabet I'd like to throw in a few that wouldn't be a first thought for the letter. xx

    And good evening to you, Francesco! Thanks for the compliment on the anchor. It is a good idea, the alphabet paintings - at least I'll have 26 ideas to paint! :) xx

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  6. Oh, this sounds like a fun challenge!!

    I love this painting. I've always had a huge respect for the sea. Beautiful yet something to be feared. Kind of like God, huh? Our anchor.

    xx

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  7. Pat- I love your painting! You did wonderful work! I joined that site today- thanks for telling me about it!
    Sheryl

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  8. I hadn't thought of it like that, Tonya - but yes, just like God, our Anchor xx

    Thanks Sheryl, glad you like it.
    And I just know you'll love the PF forum :) xx

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  9. This could almost have been painted where I live, painters visitting here often paint such scenes. I love it Pat! xx

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  10. Wow! What a lovely painting Pat! Really great textures here. :) That sounds like such a fun challenge.

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  11. This is a delightful painting challenge. It would even work for someone who sketches daily. Thanks for sharing. Your animal portraits are filled with expression and life.

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  12. This is a delightful painting challenge. It would even work for someone who sketches daily. Thanks for sharing. Your animal portraits are filled with expression and life.

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  13. Dear Pat,
    Lovely work that captures an atmospher very well. Also, thank you for the interesting info.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  14. Wonderful painting, a very original subject! Arianna

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  15. very cool. i have taken some photos similiar to this over the years. you have quite a gift!
    nikonsniper steve

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  16. Thanks everyone. You're all very kind.
    I love painting in watercolour - and I like angles most people wouldn't choose, too :) xx

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