Friday, September 18, 2009

Old North Landing, Flamborough, UK

I have become obsessed with painting for the last couple of days. This one is of the North Landing at Flamborough, my village in East Yorkshire.



It is based on an old painting (probably 1800's) I saw on the web. It took me just two days to do it. It is 7X12 inches and hasn't reproduced nearly as well as it looks in my original. I was so excited because it came out so well as I painted it, but then the reproductions don't show nearly enough detail clearly. I had to photograph it to see if it would come out any better. The first one is the photograph, the second is the scan. Disappointing to see here but my original I am quite pleased with. I think the one I photographed does a better job at reproduction.


It is so much fun to paint a picture, (this is in water colors) and see it finished when after thirty or forty years I thought I couldn't draw and paint and never tried. It makes me wish I had started many years before and maybe taken some lessons.

11 comments:

Anne Vis said...

Beautiful work! Amazing how big the difference is between the two versions, the original must be wonderful!!! :-)

kaybee said...

This is fantastic, Chris -- I absolutely love it! Well done!

Cherdecor said...

Fantastic! I love your painting!
You must have a great feeling of accomplishment when you finish something like this. Great job!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a very nice water color, Chris. It reminds me of one my mother did, of a wooded scene and she never had any lessons and just enough money to buy a little paint. She dropped something on it, right in the center, and the amazing thing was it looked like a bird flying in the distance. She used to laugh and tell me and others that it was a bird. But it was the one and only painting she ever did. So do more like these as you will treasure them more and more as years go by.

Jose said...

That't it Chris. I am officially your #1 fan. I just love all your paintings.

Jose said...

BTW I'll be posting about the big fiesta on my Joe Cool blog. First post is already up. (((Hugs)))

claude said...

Good work, Chris !. Lovely fishing scene.

Wanda said...

Beautiful work Chris.... Love the shadows in the cliffs... the entire painting is brillant!

Thank your Bible Study ladies for their prayers.... I feel so much better this week.

LOL:Wanda

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The problem with finches is explained when I did a blog search for it but I didn't write it down.

Angie said...

This painting is amazing. I have longed to be able to paint for one reason .... the sky ... nothing else truely captures it ... maybe I should try.

Liz said...

The first one gives it an added 'oldness' that is attractive too.

How wonderful to discover this talent.