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Jackfish Bay - Booster Lake by kach-back Jackfish Bay - Booster Lake by kach-back
A watercolour/dry brush painting of a fall scene at Booster Lake in Nopiming Park, Manitoba, Canada. It is 31 x 41 cm (12 x 16 in) in size, and painted on Arches Watercolour Block 140 LB Cold Pressed. This painting preceded the one I recently posted and is from the same Lake. It is of a shallow bay on the south portion of the lake which produces some large Northern Pike.

It is the companion to "From the Shore - Booster Lake".
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looked like a photograph! I love the texture in the needles and the details in the branches and trunks. 
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I really got quite lost in those textures I recall. That bay is really one of my favourite places on earth, I have had many great Spring fishing trips there, and loved all of them. I actually took a picture of my self after I painted this and you can see some of the changes that had already taken place in the landscape: Me at Jackfish Bay on Booster Lake by kach-back
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really cool that you have painted one of your favorite places (:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
It was so cool to paint and very motivating because I felt like that about it. :-)
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LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
A lot of details. Great work!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad you think so. :-)
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LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
You`re very welcome! :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
A great work.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ha, thanks for the comment and the :+fav:, they are always appreciated. :-)
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untuox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
You must wellcome!
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Beautiful waterscape.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much indeed! :-)
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
You are welcome. :)
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DrKnowles Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the comment, the :+fav:'s and the :+devwatch: as well, I hope you like what you see from me in the future. :D
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mhi2x Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for saying so, and thank you very much for the :+fav: of it as well. :-)
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's simply amazing:love:You are so good in painting landscapws:love:Your trees are amazing.Especially tree-trunks.They look very real
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for saying so, I am glad you liked that one, here is a picture of me in that same spot, five years after I finished that painting of it. :-) [link]
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
It looks almost exactly as in the painting-just fallen tree trunk is kinda weary than before 5 years:)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah it was funny to go back to that exact spot, it was so unbelievably familiar to me, even after all that time had passed. Thanks for the :+fav: of the photo! :-)
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
No prob:)Now i have photo to compere to picture:)
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LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Warren, Jackfish Bay made another fantastic puzzle. The colors are just amazing in it. Thank you so much for honoring my request for it and Assiniboine Park Duck pond to the gallery.
Both are amazing paintings.

Puzzle Download: [link]

Lynn :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ah Lynn there is no way I can ever deny your requests, I love how you appreciate my paintings, and how you showcase my work. That is very nice for me. :-)
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LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work very much deserves to be show cased. I feel very honored and privileged to have your art work in
our group's gallery :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well I am happy to add it, and if there is anything of mine you would like to see added just suggest it and I will make sure it's there. :-)
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LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Warren. That is so very nice of you to offer me that option. :)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh Lynn I am sure you would do a better job picking then I would. :nod:
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nickchopper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
...:iconslowclapplz: Too awesome! :wow:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks for that :+fav: as well. :D
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nickchopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
My pleasure! :D :D
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this colours and style!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for saying so, and the for the Llama as well, much appreciated. :-)
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russiawantsvodka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
h-how? the colors... the shading... the view... it's all so beautiful :heart:

please, you have to give me some tips on how you did this. i've been trying for years to figure out how to paint/draw trees, and how to get a nice smooth color (like you have in the sky).
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for saying so, I am really glad you liked it thanks for the :+fav: of it as well. Here is a picture of me in that very spot five years after I completed the painting: [link]

Trees: The biggest things to think about when drawing/painting trees is where they are lit from, their texture, and how the branches and leaves grow off of them. If you can observe and learn from these three things you will be well on your way to drawing/painting them. :-)

Smooth Sky: In almost every landscape painting that I do, the sky is the first thing I do after the sketching is complete. The key to a smooth sky is doing it all at once, and having enough colour mixed and ready to go to complete this. If you are using watercolour and paper that can take it, wet the all the area you intend to paint with clear water first, and then apply the tones of paint quickly to make sure nothing dries. This will make things consistent and smooth.

I hope those tips help, if you need anything more do not hesitate to ask. :D
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i cant believe this is watercolour! its a masterpiece!"
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ha, thank you for saying so, and thank you very much for the :+fav: of it as well. :D
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ultimaterave Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
I am glad you think so. :D
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Mysteltain08 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My gosh! :heart:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, and thank you for all of the :+fav:'s as well. :D
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Mysteltain08 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and of course, you deserve it! :aww:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
You might get a laugh out of this one [link] or this one [link] both taken this year long after the paintings were done. :D
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Mysteltain08 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, wow great shot, not much difference from the painting at all!
Your skills, really accurate! :'D
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kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, except five years time had elapsed since the references for the paintings were taken. I just had some fun being back in the scenes. :-)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really nice painting! And comparing it with the original place, the painting looks like a really accurate representation. Again, there is a mix of hyperrealism and a painting effect in there. The fallen tree, especially the part where the sun hits it, looks really real and some parts of the pine trees too, with the water. The sky, again, is more made into a typical painting style. I like the mix of both and how it re^resents your own way of painting...
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you I am glad you like it, I figured you might. What I really am pleased about is that you recognize my blending of realism and painterly style. I am sure people see that but, very rarely has anyone ever commented on it.

Thank you also for the :+fav: of this painting as well.
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Wintella Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But that's so striking that I don't understand why people do not talk to you about it. It's very unusual and really surprisingly pleasant to the eye to see...
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kach-back Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I think the average person doesn't look very deeply into anything. My work is strictly my interpretation or translation of what I see and how I want to represent it. In a way it's like I am unconsciously adding abstraction where there is none I guess. I am very glad you noticed it though.
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Wintella Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that people who see your work in person, they can admire and enjoy it more, because picture that we take never give the full perspective on a painting. When we are face to face with an art work, we can check it at any angle that it pleases us, admire it from really afar or come so close to it to admire the brush strokes that our nose touches the painting. I really want to visit a gallery with nice, nature paintings... And true that you do add a little bit of abstraction in your painting. It happens with every artist I think, professional like you, or amateur like me.

As I look back on my "Peaceful harmony" [link] painting, I do see a difference in the sky color compared with the reference picture. Some people told me that it looks unnatural, those colors; some people do like it and some not. And I understand why the orange is so rich in my sky, it's because I love bright, vivid, vibrant colors and it's how I wanted the sky to be in my painting. This is my representation of what I see and feel while looking at the gorgeous picture... Looks like I really wanted to play around with complementary colors: orange of the sky and the blue of the clouds. By the way, clouds in here look unnatural too :D
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