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There is a moon out tonight by Cecil Duke

There is a moon out tonight

acrylic on canvas, 12x16 insert
How did I do on the water and rocks. The bird was difficult, because of size and different colors.
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Wonderful scene! Very nicely painted, Cecil.
2 months ago
You really chose a very difficult bird to add to your painting , colour as well as shape! Your tree foliage is excellent as is the rocky seashore. Love the turquoise foreground.
Needs a few tweaks here and there, the pebbles are too uniform and the streaks in the sea need to run into each other more easily.
You have given yourself a complex task including high precision and detail and quick easy integrating brush strokes, not easy!
Well done. Did you paint this from a photograph?
Marilyn xx
2 months
Thanks, Marilyn, it was a scene from a photograph. I have never had any formal training, just followed some book instructions.
2 months
I didn't start to paint until I was 70, took classes locally with a Bangladeshi teacher in French! I would love to practice myself with this if you could send me your photo. I understand if you prefer not to! Mxx
2 months
Superb acrylic painting in your fine style, Cecil.
Most impressive work.
A most definite Special Favourite for me!
Best wishes, Peter
2 months
Thanks, Peter. You are so kind. You are one of the best artist I have seen.
2 months
My sincere thanks, Cecil, for your kind encouragement as I try to return to painting. It's always good to view your own superb work.
Best wishes, Peter
2 months
Lovely work,like the depth and textures, J.
2 months
Thanks, John, for your kind words.
2 months
a beautiful piece of artwork Cecil
2 months
Appreciate your comment, Pauline. I tried to convey the beauty of this scene.
2 months
Very nicely done. Good work. Best wishes, Debbie
2 months
Thanks, Debbie, for your positive comments. I had sorter lost interest in my art, thinking it was not very good. You just give me more encouragement to continue.
2 months
Very nicely painted Cecil
2 months
Thanks, Barry, for your kind words.
2 months
The rocks and the sea with the bird flying over looks tranquil and the tree captures the beauty of the full moon shining bright!

Lovely work Cecil!
2 months
Thanks, Angela, for your kind words.
2 months
Very lovely scene, calm and beautiful!
2 months
Thanks, evajune, for your comments.
2 months
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Cecil DukeBio,update. Started in Acrylic art about 5 years ago. I had previously tried oil and watercolor, 12 years prior. Found acrylic more enjoyable and simpler. I appreciate everyone's help. I am self taught and just use my own experience as my teacher.
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