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ancient Dawn, flag fen by jamesgreen ancient Dawn, flag fen by jamesgreen
For this painting I used watercolour paint and ink applied mainly with a number 2 paint brush. I spayed the paint through the airbrush for the sky, water and mist. The Mallard ducks were painted with a 00 brush.

Limited edition prints of this painting are available from my website
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Given 2009-01-04
In many ways perhaps a simple scene, ancient Dawn, Flag Fen by ~jamesgreen presents through masterful execution a glimpse of the extraordinary within a setting initially mute... and thus, ultimately, all the more magical. ( Suggested by AnnaKirsten and Featured by snowmask )
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MetalWarriorKS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe this one is painted. GREAT work! Also the atmosphere is great; I like those romantic moments at a river in the morning(?) mist.
Well done!
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GrazynaKulpinska Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sooo nostalgic!
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RunePixie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I swear that I am there. The space, the peace, the sound of the ducks... it's a good place to be. Magic!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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Tinchi147 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job, love the atmosphere
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers Tin
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heartinart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Can you tell me what colours did you use for the mist? It is more than perfect!!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I painted the background first then painted the mist on top with watered down zinc white gouache to let the background colours still to come though a little. Hope that helps
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heartinart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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Rynnn89 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
nice!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Emilia, glad you like
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sher-fer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
just looked at some of your other stuff also. dude.... you are fucking increadible!!!!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers Aaron
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Gjortler Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning - I thought it was a photograph .. God, you're talented! (:
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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josedelsol Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
beautiful image, very peaceful and relaxing
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jose
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad that you were able to restore it. I'm not sure what techniques you used, but you can't even see the bend/crease marks on the restored one that I've seen on your website. I bet the owner was ecstatic. I love this piece.
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes they was very pleased, cheers
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm suprised of how detailed the picture is.
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Dionizije Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant atmosphere! And from my point of view, one of the finest and typical English water scape. I could look at this piece for hours! :D
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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G8S1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This gave me shivers - beautiful piece!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely, I am going there on an archaeology field trip next week!
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sue, hope you have a good time at flag fen!
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Andrew--Carlin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Great atmosphere!
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Ruthie311 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Stunning work!
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cleanduck Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
this is amazing!
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lastartworld Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely great! :thumbsup:
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berry345 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Silence, peace, nature, beauty...why do we understand it when it is too late?
Wonderful
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Sculptor-Robert-D Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I knew you had a lot more in you ! fantastic!! good luck to you James, we are lucky people to do what we want to do, to paint and sculpt is the" breath of life!!"
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Sculptor-Robert-D Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Hi James. thats a lovely painting, fancy seeing you on here. you have a lot of talent.
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Very impressive, the misty effect is really well-executed. Also the details on the vegetation are super. Glad to see it got the daily deviation award.
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers
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samsalt1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Excellent !
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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ZenDei Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
A beautiful inspiring painting. May I have permission to use your painting in the backdrop of a drawing I did? Please contact me if you have any objections. Thank you!

ZenDei
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi thanks for the fav and kind comment. I however would not give permission for my painting to be used in any way. thanks James
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necienne Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
i really love this one!
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ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
great work! wonderful is your gallery.. your works are all impressive, great atmosphere and powerful composition.
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comment and all the favs.
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MarDahl Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the hut in the background!
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RJBaudouin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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xneverxmindx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Reminds me of home. :)
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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donescu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
I'm impressed with your work. How much time it took this beautiful drawing?
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Around two weeks work on this one. maybe around 80 to 100 hours
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donescu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
that one is my favourite. the scenery looks like a dream land :)
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Witchdemon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing painting
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