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Acrylic on 16 X 20 Canvas
My heartfelt thanks to Eva Marlza , whose work on this site I greatly admire, for sending me her photo upon which this work is based.
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landscape, floral, seascape, bougainvillea, mediterranian, greek island, blue gate, poros island art, island painting
Rodney this is so beautiful. The detail is excellent, and I love the bright colours, well done mate!
Thanks so much Janine. Eva Marlza was so kind to send me this photo to paint. Her photo’s paint themselves.
– Rodney Campbell
Aweeee! This is so beautiful painting, you are a great artist Rodney- I just love it :)))))
Thanks Eva. Could never have painted it without your photo.Such a beautiful place.
Beautiful detail and choice of colours !!
Thanks very much George.
.. Wonderful composition and colour. It has a very relaxed atmosphere to it …..
Thanks very much Richard. The composition is Eva’s, I can only take credit for the painting. Appreciate your comment.
WHOA! This is just amazing & so very beautiful! Nice artwork, dear Rodney!
Thanks very much Leilani. Your complement is very much appreciated.
Lovely ’ impressionist ’ feel. Freat use of color, texture and shapes. Also a very pleasing composition.
Thanks very much for your comment. Your portfolio of illustrations is simply astounding.
Thanks again. To be quite honest, your work is more ‘painterly’ than mine. For starters, I hardly ever use trad media anymore ( and never professionally) and secondly, basically all I do is slavishly copy the photo ref the WWF supplies me with. After all, that’s what they want! Why don’t they simply use photos? Simple. A lot of the ref material simply isn’t suitable for repro in it’s own right, because it’s too dark, out of focus etc etc. If it wasn’t for the fact that they supply me with plenty of ref, so I can cross ref and make a decent image, based on that accumulated info, my artwork wouldn’t look that flash either. I’m not a zoologist and therefore I’m not prepared to guess or make stuff up, as I would get into all kinds of trouble. I’ve worked out a few tricks to glean extra info from dark ref photos, which also helps. This is why often my artwork looks better than the photo ref it was based on.It’s really down to very close observation and in this respect, working digitally is the only way to go. Magnifying glasses just don’t cut it. I used to work like that when I used paint, and got incredible headaches as a result. One very good reason for going digital.So I’m really rather envious of artists like you who can put more free expression into their art. Keep up the good work!
Rodney this is wonderful work !!! COngratulations :)
Thanks very much. I appreciate your comment.
very very beautiful, i just adore this.
Thanks very much Wendy.
Just MAGNIFICENT.. I simply love this composition.
Thanks very much Nira. You and I share a love of color.