Thursday 15 January 2015

"On Reflections 2" Painting #46

This one seems a little better than the last.

I've used a slightly narrower canvas to crop out the space on either side thus bringing all the focus onto the subject. I've also used a lot of crimson and iron oxide glazes on the finished painting to add (I hope) a rich lustre. 

Hope you like it.

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                                            "Reflections 2"                   John Simlett
Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
30 x 20 inches

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.


  1. John, all I can say about this is BRILLIANT! Well done John.

  2. Oh, John. You've added lustre to yer cluster !!!

    Well done. Like it very much. And best wishes to Robin.

    1. 'Twas the best I could muster
      With the winds, and the bluster.

      I will pass on your best wishes.... Batman

  3. John, it is superb! Those reds and oranges are so warm and rich. Good for you for tackling it again!

  4. Thanks for your kind support, Kathryn

  5. Simply amazing. Fantastic reflections...and shadows...they compliment each other so well to form a pleasing whole!

    1. Thank you so much, Minnemie. Loved your donkey cart btw

  6. Nicely done, John! And yes, you did indeed achieve a deep and rich luster. Hope your weather has settled down a bit and poor Robin can untuck his head!

  7. It must be a good feeling to know you stuck with it and solved the areas you did not like, so beautifully.
    Pat of the back, old chap and a "well done" thrown in for good measure.
    Lots of emotional quality in this and that matters to me. I feel a glow when I look at it.

  8. Such a masterpiece! I love the reflections! Take care. :)