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Oil painting on canvas 50cm x 40cm – Manly beach esplanade in the summer.

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I am oil painter working out of Sydney and Melbourne. My subjects vary from landscapes to figurative. My website is but most new work is up here on RB

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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago

    Wow I just love this awesome image!!!!

  • Thanks Rita, I did have plans to make this into a larger work. It’s a lot
    in a small painting. Cheers, Guntis.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • DonLeeJKD
    DonLeeJKDover 5 years ago

    I dont mean to offend.. but what is the focus, the man sitting or the tree or just the intire image as a whole? I’m kind of nieve to art so please forgive me if I come off as judgemental..I just thought maybe with out the tree. it would be less distracting. Don :)

  • No offence Don, I guess the sitting man is the first focal point but then the secondary interests are in the characters at the rail the leading around to the figures on the right. It makes a circular design.
    The tree does cut the painting to a degree but I think the shadows and light give it a reason. Thanks Don.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • DonLeeJKD
    DonLeeJKDover 5 years ago

    ahh ok I see your point, and I agree the shadows in the center make a nice walk way thru the picture. I guess I was thrown off by the people facing the outside edges that made the tree look central. Don :) Please feel free to delete my comments, I dont want the others to think im precotious. lol

  • Esther Boshoff
    Esther Boshoffabout 5 years ago

    I love it! Interesting comment on focal point – far harder to make a painting work with no obvious focal point, and you balanced it beautifully!

  • You’re right Esther, it’s fragmented and sort of divided by that tree so there are really several pictures in one. Thanks for your thoughts.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Beautiful piece!
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  • Thanks Elisabeta. I’ll do that. Cheers.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    Stunning work. My eyes went straigt to the sitting man and then the shadows, then around through the other people. I did not even notice the trees, even though I love the shadows it created, unil it was pointed out. Interesting what we all focus on.
    Regards kerry

  • Thanks scallyart. It’s a complicated composition and it has some interesting spaces.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

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    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

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  • Thanks Elisabeta. Great to be in the top 10.

    – Guntis Jansons

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 4 years ago

    Great fresh summer colors!

  • Thanks Randy. Your painting is a beauty.

    – Guntis Jansons

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