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Steamship on the River Tamar


I decided to try to paint a black and white postcard from 1906 using light stolen from Claude Lorrain, and add a lurcher.

This was the light I tried to steal: 'Sunrise' and this was the postcard that I used for reference: Weir Head, 1906.

I feel slightly guilty not so much at having added a tree (other references suggest that you probably could find a tree at that time and position it like that) but more at having added a sunrise which is a bit more North than East.   But you know.  Artistic effects, etc.

Clearly I have a long way to go on getting the detail and river-reflections right, though I suspect the original is larger than A3, which does help.

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timetiger
7th Jul, 2018 18:05 (UTC)
It looks a bit magical, even with the steam ship. And yay for the added dog!
ylla
9th Jul, 2018 20:25 (UTC)
Of course, now I have to go and look this up - sunrise in Edinburgh at midsummer was at 44°, which is just more north than east, but in Plymouth it was at 50°!

But it's a lovely picture, and a very nice tree.
songblaze
15th Jul, 2018 10:32 (UTC)
Your colors for the light are a bit off - in the original, it's mostly yellows with a little bit of orange blended in. No true red in it. Some of your orange, where it's softer near the top of the clouds, approaches the right color, but I still think you needed more yellow there.
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