oil on canvas, 55 x 39 cm

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Comment by Jon Main on December 1, 2012 at 10:56

Thanks (again), boss! :)

Comment by Richard Robinson on December 1, 2012 at 10:50

Hi John, great painting! Love the composition and the totally organic cloud shapes. The only thing I want to bring to your attention is the value of the oranges in the 'silver lining' of your clouds. All that rim lighting should be lighter than the shadow side of the cloud. If you view it in grayscale (see my picture) you can see some of the orange lights are darker than the shadow. Other than that I love it.

Comment by Jon Main on November 27, 2012 at 5:44

Thanks, Nancy!

Comment by Nancy Sands on November 26, 2012 at 14:45
Love the cool and firey hot contrast in your sky Jon. By the way, I think most of us hit that ugly place in our painting process. You are right to keep pushing by it. You never know how it will turn out. Glad you kept at it.
Comment by Jon Main on November 21, 2012 at 8:10

Thanks (again!), Dor!

Comment by Dorian Aronson on November 21, 2012 at 2:52

Very interesting sky.........smiles to you : ))

Comment by Jon Main on November 19, 2012 at 8:14

Hi, Nita - you can see the colors in the sail, but I think they should be less saturated - you're right - and more of a silhouette effect would probably look better - thanks! Jon

Comment by Nita Ross on November 19, 2012 at 5:25
The simplicity of your clouds is very effective. I've been looking at beach sunset pictures in picasa and most boats in the water show up as silhouettes. I love the colourful sail be would we be able to see those colours in such low light? Because I don't get to the ocean very often I'm not sure.
Comment by Jon Main on November 19, 2012 at 2:03

Hi, Rita! Thank you very much. These two paintings of sunsets were those sort of paintings where I got to a point where it was all going wrong, but I kept going, and they surprised me somewhat - come to think of it, most of my efforts seem to go through a "bad" stage (most of 'em don't recover from it either!) -

Comment by Riya on November 18, 2012 at 21:57

Lovely painting, beautiful sky. Love the rim of sunlight it has something magical.


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