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Windermere from Orrest Head (repainted)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:53 pm
by JJWilliamson
This is the final revision, more or less.

This was the first view that Alfred Wainwright had of the Lakes whilst enjoying a walking holiday with his cousin. It was his inspiration.

Revised this painting by redoing the land. Gave the sky a nudge as well.

Please reduce to 40% for full overview.

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:49 pm
by Macavity
I thought the sense of scale was very effective JJ.

best

mac

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:11 pm
by JJWilliamson
Thanks, mac

I wanted mood and drama for this one. It's a most unexpected view because it's a relatively short walk
from Windermere Station. All of a sudden the whole valley opens up to reveal an incredible landscape.

Here's a link:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photo ... jY4iFG1clM:

Best

JJ

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:12 am
by Macavity
hi JJ

I must admit that it was the skyscape rather than landscape that engaged my eye.

best

mac

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:39 pm
by Ros
Like. Skilful sky.

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:58 pm
by JJWilliamson
Macavity wrote:
engaged my eye. ...That's exactly what I was hoping for. The sky should catch the eye.

best

mac


Thanks again, mac

The landscape is very happy playing a supporting role, with the sky hogging the melodrama. :)


Ros wrote:Like. Skilful sky.


Thanks, Ros

Delighted you liked this one. There are so many dramatic scenes in and around the Lake District
yet the camera rarely manages to catch the drama. W.A. Poucher truly captured the majesty of the fells
in his Lakeland Fells books. I noticed there was a secondhand copy for sale on ebay for £2.75. A steal of a buy
but I already have a copy. :)

Best to both

JJ

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:36 pm
by David
Yes, very good. "The majesty of the fells" - that's it!

Cheers

David

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:05 am
by JJWilliamson
Thanks, David

As I posted this painting I wondered if you'd ever visited Orrest Head on your travels.
It's a good last day walk if you're looking for a leg stretcher that offers a great reward
for not so much effort. It's very popular with photographers and artists alike. A huge section
of Windermere is visible on a clear day.

Best

JJ

David wrote:Yes, very good. "The majesty of the fells" - that's it!

Cheers

David

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:54 pm
by Crayon
Godzooks, that titanic face (top left) is frightening!

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:34 pm
by JJWilliamson
Crayon wrote:Godzooks, that titanic face (top left) is frightening!


You're seeing things in the clouds!!! You've just made my day. :)

I wrote a poem about that very phenomenon. Must look for it.

I see the little sucker, but it's got to cope with that enormous dog on the right. He wont be bowed.

JJ

Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (repainted)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:58 pm
by JJWilliamson
Completely repainted the land, added some highlights and removed most of the mist.

JJ