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The Burning of Sydney

By kimgauge
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I have often wondered what Sydney harbor would look like on fire, and so I painted this. This is my homage to the late genius William Turner, an English painter whose works I have admired for many years, and which continue to be a rich source of inspiration for me. Turner's technique was so good that Monet studied it closely, before going onto help start a painting revolution in France years later, when he painted Impression Sunrise. So in many ways, Turner could safely be considered the godfather of the Impressionist movement. In this painting, I've tried to use the same impressionistic style here, along with the scumbling technique Turner used so well to capture light, dark and movement in his paintings. I hope you enjoy The Burning of Sydney!

I'd like to thank every one who has taken time out of their day to stop in and view my artwork, it really is greatly appreciated. I really enjoy interacting with people on all things art!!! I'd like to thank every one individually, but the way things are going, it is going to turn into a full time job. So if I don't acknowledge every favorite, please forgive me. But I will definitely answer all comments and notes sent to me, and eventually I will get around to visiting all your galleries. Many thanks !!! Kim ;)
Image size
4858x3264px 7.57 MB
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 29, 2013, 10:03:14 AM
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sevenofeleven's avatar
Well done.

Have you seen the Turner episode in The Power of Art?
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no I haven't, is it good? I'd love to see it.
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Here is the Turner episode on youtube…

If you have a better source like netflicks or BBC on demand you might want to try that.
The power of art covers eight influential artists.
Turner is just one.
You might like the whole series.
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thanks heaps for that!!!
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Check out the other artists too.
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wiosny's avatar
wow, love this!
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thanks for stopping by!!!
chestrockwell69's avatar
as soon as i saw this it reminded me of turner. nice work.
insaine's avatar
Nice work ..The colours are stunning ,lovin it.
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thanks insaine!!
Bicnarok's avatar
that looks fantastic.
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thank you, I''m glad you liked it!!
Campo-Diaz's avatar
Simply fantastic.
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thanks heaps!!!
InVistaArts's avatar
absolutely love it, fantastic image 
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I'm glad you liked it!!!
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Well done, really like this one.
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thanks Diane, glad you liked it!!!
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Silent hill :scared: LOL
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