Author Topic: Finished work - "God of the North Wind"  (Read 6568 times)

Offline rhallinger

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 03:32:12 AM »
Spectacular Russell!  Thanks for sharing this.

Regards,

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 07:45:54 AM »
Thanks very much for the tips on painting a "black" aeroplane, no just a simple matter of slapping on some black paint, the result you have achieved is excellent.

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »
The reflections under the middle wing are perfectly rendered. Also love the pilot, we get the sense that he is is multitasking without even seeing his face...

Awesome.

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 10:47:24 AM »
Amazing painting.

I like the way the aircraft reflects in the middle wing and elevator, and how the sunlight refletcs in the weathered cooling creating those very nice shades.

Thank you for posting and for the tips.

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 10:45:55 PM »
Wow, I hadn't noticed the reflections. That's incredible.

Great work, Russell.

Lindsay

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 11:11:40 PM »
Love this scene. As the others say, the detail work is amazing

Steve

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2013, 07:17:20 AM »
Another round of glazing is now completed. I'm getting SO very close to being finished with this painting. The entire surface is still very wet (which is evident by the glare on the upper right corner). In a week or two I'll apply another quick round of glazes just to tweak some spots here and there, at which point I'll sign my name and call it finished.

"Art is about creating a feeling, an emotion, not about creating a pictorial catalog of the artist's knowledge and research" - Gil Cohen.
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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2013, 10:27:11 AM »
It's a true privilege to see one of your paiting coming to life.

As always, the level of detail in it and the dynamic you put into them makes the viewer to go back in time and to be perfectly capable of getting that frame having a glince of that very moment in time.
I can almost smell that castor oil.

A master piece. Thank you for sharing... thank you for painting.

Cheers

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2013, 07:34:14 PM »
Superb painting, Russell.  You are so very talented.  I'm really at a loss for
words.  The more you look at it, the more it comes alive.  Special.

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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2013, 09:35:22 PM »
Thanks guys. This, of course, is simply a close-up of the triplane. I've been resisting showing the entire image until its completed. I'll do so in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Josef Jacobs WIP
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2013, 12:12:04 AM »
I can only copy what Zabu said. Thanks for sharing the creation phase of this one and thank you for painting.
I owe the book Tumult in the clouds - it is a masterpiece. Do you plan to publish another book with your newer creations? It would be great to have a companion book to the previous one.
Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatuluk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

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Re: Finished work - "God of the North Wind"
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2013, 12:57:22 AM »
Finally finished!

God of the North Wind
42" x 26"
oil on linen

private collection





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Re: Finished work - "God of the North Wind"
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2013, 12:57:50 AM »
A bit more.





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Re: Finished work - "God of the North Wind"
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2013, 05:02:01 AM »
Just WOW!!

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Re: Finished work - "God of the North Wind"
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2013, 06:36:29 AM »
Absolutely amazing work Russell, your attention to detail in this work is astonishing, congratulations on producing a masterpiece.

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