Wednesday, November 28, 2007

11 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

Yummy! So much mystery, intrigue and mood in this painting...
Beauteous!
LOVE your ships by the way. You are cranking out some very delicious pieces. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here!

11/29/2007  
Blogger Liz P said...

Your recent Portland area pieces are just wonderful! I knew that was a west end view immediately! (Thanks for sharing the description of Portland... I always marveled at that amazing sight of Mount Washington so far away.) And those great, weighty ships... such a familiar and integral part of the area.

Your paintings are beautiful.

11/29/2007  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Jennifer. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here to Portland!

11/29/2007  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks for your very kind words Liz.

11/29/2007  
Blogger C. Ousley said...

Great subject and a fine execution. I may have to give a subject like that a try someday.

11/29/2007  
Blogger silvina said...

Amazing sky. I had to show your blog to my class this morning, because this picture took my breath away. I haven't seen many sunset skies painted quite so effectively. I think part of the key is not painting everything else in black silhouette. Fabulous!

11/30/2007  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Chris. I really like working with the backlit subjects.

11/30/2007  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Silvina, Thanks. I'm flattered! Thanks for showing my work to your class. I agree, painting silhouettes you almost have to steer clear of the pure black. I try to use a lot of different temperatures of black.

11/30/2007  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

Great atmospheric quality in this piece. The dark shadows found in the dawning of the ending day really makes the sky "pop".

12/01/2007  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Love the architecture against the dusk sky - beautiful!

12/01/2007  
Blogger Helen Read said...

Wow. I love the sky - and how it creates the light for the landscape. So inviting... very nice!

12/03/2007  

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