Illfracombe - England

by Leanne Halls
(Japan)

Illfracombe

Illfracombe

Soft Pastel done on Canson Blue paper. This was a picture I did 4 years ago when I was learning pastel painting. I drew it from a picture I took when I was in England. (This was the only sunset I saw when I was there - Only there for 1 month).


The foreground was quite dark and I just painted it black pastel. However I would not do that now. I would make the front lighter and not use black.

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I LIKE IT
by: Linda

I love the choice of colours, it adds to it being black and the sky tones are to die for, it is beautiful, well done!

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Like it
by: Lana

The sky looks very natural.

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Lovely
by: Geraldine

Your sky is lovely

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sky
by: Mary Fraser

the sky is awesome ..I agree that the rocks need a 'bit' of defination .

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sunset
by: Dorothy, Cambs

Brilliant sky if you were only learning then lets see some later work

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Again, this is beautiful!
by: Julia

Stunning, absolutely Stunning!

I wouldn't make the land lighter, because it makes you focus on the sunset which is the real beauty in this piece.
I love the perspective and soft suttle, beautiful colours you have chosen. I can't believe that this is from when you were learning, because it looks so perfect!
Well done, I can't wait to see more from you :)

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Nice
by: Anonymous

I like the way you painted the sky. I agree with your assessment. Even with the stark foreground there still is a nice balance (It seems like earthy brown and green tones would work well sprinkled into the foreground to show a hint of light). I really like it. It takes me there. I can sense the movement of the clouds. I like the interplay of the angles of the rocks, the waterline and the slant of the clouds.

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fab
by: Anonymous

l love the way you have done the sky well done irene ann

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Sky
by: Joan D.

Very beautiful sky. I'm going to give pastels a try. I only hope my first try is half as good as this. Let's see more.

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