My ArtVenture: Acrylic painting: "Sunset over Lost Kingdom"

in esteem •  3 months ago

Hello dear Steemians,

Hope you have a nice Saturday, we have lovely sunny, day, or course we try to enjoy the last warm day of autumn, normally in October it will be cooler and more clouds.

Last weekend was Highland game day, this week is more quiet, nothing exciting happening but High street was a bit fun, people just enjoying sun bath, café outside and I have bought two tube of paints yesterday, I decided to bay Yellow Ochre, that is really extraordinary color mixing with a bit of blue you will get a nice olive green, with red it makes beautiful golden-brown. I thought I will try to use it for nice mix colors, I do not have idea how and where but I will try to experiment.

So today’s topic is beautiful sunset at our area, the county where I live is called Kingdom of Fife that is why in teh past I did couple of painting that were called "lost Kingdom" somehow my paintings were a bid melancholic. Therefore when I saw recently a boat on low tide with a coast on other side then I just thought that I will do the painting of it, of course I changes the clouds and made a reflection of it in water, I love quiet calm water because then reflection is like a mirror.

Acrylic painting “Sunset over Lost Kingdom" by @Stef1


Again I use my standard colors:

  • Cadmium Red and Yellow,
  • Cyan Blue and a bit of Ultramarin
  • Burnt sienna and a bit of my new Yellow Ochre
  • Of course Titanium White

My step-by-step process:










Acrylic painting “Sunset over Lost Kingdom" by @Stef1

Acrylic textured paper 30.5x40.5 cm, paper weight 260 gsm, acrylic colors, palette knives, flat and round brushes.





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Klasse, nein X-tra-Klasse!


Es freut mich dass dir mein Bild so gefällt !
schöne Grüße aus Schottland von @stef1 u. @myskye :)

Another great one from you!!
Funny that i just painted something similar too ! :-)


Thank you, a nice coincide, love your painting :)

Gran pintura, me encantooooooo!!!!!!!!!


Gracias por tus buenos comentarios :)

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Thank you @artzone for support :)

wow... really beautiful painting


Thank you, glad you like my painting :)

Dear Artist @stef1 ! This post has been resteemed and upvoted from FineArtNow account ! See you soon !


Thank you @fineartnow, really appreciate your support :)

muy bonito arte te felicito por usar grandes mezclas de colores tan hermosos.


Gracias por tu comentario artístico. Really appreciate for your visit :)

Excellent painting. You never disappoint, Steffi! Can I call you Steffi? 😃


Hey @trincowski thank you for your nice words, yes, of course :)

Thank you for your work and effort...
This is the beautiful picture of the Day for me.

Greetings from a newcomer here on Steemit.



Thank you for your nice comment and I am glad to hear that you like my painting :)

What beautiful painting, @stef1 !! The water is wonderfully done, love the serene reflective surface so much ! and how the horizon meets, between the water and the sky, is very beautiful, also <3

Very gorgeous painting. It evokes a lot of calmness when I look at it <3


Thank you very much @veryspider, that was my intention to show the beauty of reflection, I love sky with colorful clouds and the reflection in calm water is something really amazing . That was a hard job to make them look realistic, paying attention to colors and of course symmetry but at the end I was very satisfied too.

By the way, saw you are now Curie curator, you really deserved it, I am really happy for you. Great Job!

This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.

Thank you C-squared for supporting my art :)

You really outdid yourself in this one, Stef. How you painted the open colourful sky and the ocean, reflecting the sky above, I love it. Well done on the composition of the boat also, it sits just at the right place in the picture.  
Lovely works <3.                


Thank you very much @scrawly for your nice words and compliment, when I was planning to do that painting, my hubby who is first criticizer at all, told me that he will be very strict and if there is something he does not like he will just say that. He loves coast with boats so I always do my best when I do such seascape, so it took me many hours and I did not show him mid-stage just the final result, he liked it very much too. So I was very satisfied :)


Awww it's so cute that you kept this picture hidden from him until it's ready to be unleashed, and also that he loved it :D. Very adorable, both of you <3.  

Very beautiful post [art], I likes.


Thank you for viewing and I am glad you like it :)

The sunset is so beautiful and I love the color of water and reflection of the boat in water! A perfect painting to be hanging in some living room close to the seaside :) Thank you for sharing!


Thank you for your wonderful words and you are right that is going to be framed but goes into guests room our wall there is still naked , so will be a decor :)

Brilliant painting! I very like this vibrant colors:)