"The Calm Before the Storm!" by hidook

"The Calm Before the Storm!"

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Added: Feb 22, 2004
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It's an interpretation based on the book of Ephesians...so the fantasy is in the interpretation...not the subject matter. Just makin that clear ;o)

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Guest's picture

Ahhh. Yet another wonderful acrylic painting. I've been painting acrylic these days, and so far all I've been very frustrated about how easily my colors smear and how hard it is to blend smoothly between transitions. How big is your painting? What brand of acrylics do you use?

I was wondering how you compose your fantasy landscapes. Do you sketch from life and splice them, or do you just imagine?

My favorite part of the painting is the black smog lit orange by hot lava. It's so dramatic and ominous (and fun!) If there's one complaint (and there always is Wink it would be my question about the presence of two suns in the same picture. Unless this is supposed to show two different places and I'm just too dumb to realize that. Also, I'm just nitpicking here now, the picture seems a bit flat, like the sunset off the water doesn't seem very far off and the distance into the horizon isn't all that far. But it's nothing to worry about, just me. I look too hard, really. But I look so hard because it's so pretty Smile ~Hydra

hidook's picture

I appreciate the browsing and the compliments!
Take Care!!
~STeve

Guest's picture

ive been browsing around in your fantasy gallery... must say: i like this the most! great colors and love your subject matter Smile keep it up!

hidook's picture

Seems everyone likes the colors I used...it IS pretty much the most color I think I have used to date...guess I am becoming less timid with adding colors at will.

Take Care,
~Steev

hidook's picture

I was hoping that I pulled off some sense of aerial perspective with this one...so hard to make it look vast enough.

Take Care,
~SteVe

hidook's picture

I really appreciate it! I'm happy that this is getting so much approval!

Take Care,
~Steve

jenr8r's picture

wow...amazing color! great work steve! Laughing out loud

downing's picture

Striking colors,Such depth,It really teases the eyes.Great work!

goddessart's picture

Wow - just beautiful and ominous...great combination!

hidook's picture

I've been having fun painting with more and more color lately...just feels better to me...and a piece with three light sources was a challenge...I hope it's convincing enough.

Take Care,
~Steve

thrax-1's picture

strong vivid colours! wonderfull depth of vision,i quite like the light sourcing top right and how the clouds fform around it.beautifull work Laughing out loud.

hidook's picture

I appreciate the comment/s? ;o) I am pretty fond of the subject matter as well...thanks again!
Take Care,
~Steve

Guest's picture

I like you painting a lot, clear and vivid colors. You chose good subject matter. Smile

Guest's picture

This is a good picture, I like it a lot, including the subject matter. Smile

Art at its best.