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Sun, Wind and Sails by memod Sun, Wind and Sails by memod
Nothing big this time, just a speedpainting. I had read a book about awesome painter William Turner, which totally inspired me to play around with colours a bit. I think I spent one hour on it, two maximum.
This isn't exactly recent, but I stumbled over it these days and thought you guys might enjoy it. Sure hope you do :lol:

Dancakes :heart:
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:icondeimanteka:
deimanteka Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
turners paintings are radiant:)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional
Oh yes they are :nod: I like'em! :D
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funeral-cry Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful! I love Turner!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Hehe yeah, he's amazing =]
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Beautiful work, congratulations. :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional
Thank you :D
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
you're welcome :)
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Mileshovka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
This is like listening to the song of Christofer Cross called Sailing... this picture is so beautiful and peaceful.... Is like sailing and letting the sea take all your troubles and problems away.... :Love: ^_^
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional
Aww, thanks :D Yeah, I'm glad the atmosphere translates as such, I was going for a very warm and tranquil feeling :aww:

Glad you enjoy! :heart:
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alexettinger Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously amazing colors, and the composition is very well done! Great work!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional
Thank you! Sometimes it is just great to randomly start slapping colours onto a canvas :D
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:iconyakiroba:
yakiroba Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
brilliant use of color, it's beautiful! :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional
Hey thanks a bunch :D Glad you like it! :highfive:
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:iconbaby-h:
baby-h Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
wow it's so beautiful in its simplicity. and haha william turner - painter and pirate!!!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional
Haha, indeed, the two good Ps :D Thanks a lot! :hug:
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DreamlikeWorld Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
mmm, always good to play with colours! :)
especially when they come together like this :aww: such a lovely, calming atmosphere. Perfect relaxation painting! :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional
Thank you so much :cuddle: It was heaps of fun :D
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DavidSimpson2112 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
tHis reminds me of hawaii and wikiki beach. Now I wish I was there again. Beautiful job.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional
Hehe, I've never been there, but I suppose that's a good thing that it reminds you of hawaii :D Hope you will get to visit again :nod:

Thank you!
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DavidSimpson2112 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Oh Hawaii is amazing. My favorite place in the whole world now. ALthough I have not been everywhere so I guess that is an invalid statement. lol.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional
Haha, well I'd assume that only few people have been enough places to say they've been 'everywhere' :lol: But I am sure that it is beautiful there :nod:

Do they have pirate ships? :paranoid:
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louvre89 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Very beautiful! :love:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional
Thank you! :cuddle:
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Robjenx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Would that be a book on 'THE' JMW Turner? He's my fave artist by a long shot, I always get so inspired by his paintings, especially in real life down the National Gallery in London, you can't trust the colours in books once you've seen the real thing!

Anyways, nice painting, how long did it take you?
I've recently been having a go at speed painting, if you'd care to take a look.

Have a good'n

:thumbsup:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional
Joseph Mallord William Turner, yep :nod: It was an inspiring read, and if I ever get the chance to see his paintings, I certainly will make use of that :D

This speedpainting was done quite a while ago though, I think it was about an hour time. :nod:
Glad you like it :D

Daniel
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:iconrobjenx:
Robjenx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well worth a look, they're awe inspiring images!

(Sorry, I realised you said how long it took you in the description after i posted, duh!)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional
haha, no worries :D
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BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh wow! :clap:
i really like the worm overall look of this, and i absolutely adore the texture and blending style of the up front white-yellowish and yellow strokes :love:
it's nice to get inspired from books :)
they can be really neat sometimes, with all those little details waiting to be put on paper..screen
it always was my dream to do something like that :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional
hehe, yeah. in that case it was a book about the life and the artworks of william turner, and he sure was a master of his craft, he has truly wonderful pieces, and he is just so good with colours :faint:
that's why I wanted to try something with more focus on colours, too :nod:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i see
well i saw some of his paintings and those tingle too when i see them :lmao:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional
tinglelingle :giggle:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohmygod: that really tingles :XD:
i think i'm gonna draw some bells soon..or something related :lol:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional
I am sure you love "jingle bells" too, don't you? :giggle:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you caught me :XD:
i..it's my favourite :ninja:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional
not surprised :lmao:
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ChibiChibiRobo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Another Peter and the Starcatchers <3
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional
haha, thank you :D :aww:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional
thank you so much! :aww: :excited:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very welcome! :D
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treijim Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Since this is partially a study of colours, I feel compelled to give you a small tip. You may already know this, or have realised it upon painting this, but there is too much blue in the water (combined with the yellow light, creating an awkward green). It's possible for sunset to exhibit this much blue hue, but when the sun is so low, and the sky is clearly an intense red (as we can see in the upper left) from whence does the blue pigment come? I hope you see my point.

Otherwise, the other colours are awesomely done. I love the jagged cast light on the rocks, the treatment of the tide, the details of the boat, and the intensity and haziness of the sun itself :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional
Heya :D Thanks a lot for the critique! I think you are quite right, that in some places there is a little too much blue, for the piece to have a realistic colour scheme. It's been a while since I painted that, I think back then I had been trying to get as many colours into a painting as possible, as often times it is easy to forget variety and get locked down into a more or less monochromatic colour scheme. But yeah, I definitely see your point :nod:

Glad you liked it though :D Thank you! :highfive:
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gaelic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think this critique is going to get quite as long as some of my previous ones, but I'll do my best. The first thing I want to mention is that this painting bears a striking resemblance to "Sunday Morning", which is one of the first paintings in your gallery. Is that just a coincidence, or does this draw on that painting at all. I mention is specificallly because of the similar colors and play with light.

As is usually the case for your speedpaintings, it effectively puts any full time painting I've ever even attempted to shame. It could easily be passed as a work that took days, even weeks to complete, simply by the complexity of color and light throughout. In reference to the way that you used light to this picture, you remind me a bit of Georges Seurat in this painting. There is a great deal of his influence, at least as far as I can see, even in the subject matter.

I very much like the texture of this picture, it has almost an oily look to it, or perhaps a pastel feeling. The grainy quality also helps to give it an older, more antique feeling which, although I don't think is usually associated with boating scenes like this, again brings it closer to Seurat's works.

I like the way that the water catches the light, in that aspect it reminds me a lot of Turner's painting "The fighting Temeraire", which exhibits a similar sunset. Your picture seems to conform nicely to the impressionist artstyle. Another painter who this reminds me of is the impressionist Armand Guillaumin.

The only real critique I have of this painting is that I feel that there should be a slightly more defined horizon somewhere in the back of the painting. The water and mountains seem to blend in too quickly into the sky. Other than that, it's fantastic.

I hope that your exams went well!
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memod Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Professional
Hehe, thanks a lot for that! :D And you know, I never thought about it at all - but now that you say it, yes, indeed there is some similarity between sunday morning and this piece, in terms of setting and light, haha.
I don't really think it looks as complex as a piece that took a longer time, but I guess I really ad fun playing with the colours, haha. Turner really inspired me there :nod:

You are quite right though about the horizon. It never really occured to me, but yeah, I think some more definition and background would have been nice and given more depth to the piece. I guess when I painted it, it was more about a mood to me, and just getting a bit messy :D

Thanks a lot, and yeah, they all went fine! Now I'm looking for an apartment in Berlin, where studies will continue in december :nod:
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gaelic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I hope that the apartment search goes well, and you find a nice big one, one that's well lit and inspiring of your work, so that we can see more. Enjoy your vacation!
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memod Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional
hehe, well that might be a little too expensive, it won't be all that huge. But as long as it's nice and in a safe area, I'm good :aww:
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice painting! So calm. I like the gold highlights from the sun.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional
Thanks a lot :D I'm glad you like it :aww: The highlights were fun to do :lol:

Daniel
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equilibrium3e Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   Digital Artist
glad to see something new from you
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memod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional
hehe, and hopefully there is more to come :D
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