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mccab42
04-25-2003, 08:19 PM
This is my second post to the group. I finished it late this afternoon. I am concerned about the tree. Any comments on improving it would be very welcome. Had I approached painting the tree as I do pruning them in real life, there would have been much less skeletal remains! I must give credit to my wife for technical directing on the color since I am color blind. Thanks so much for your help.


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M.A.
04-25-2003, 08:23 PM
*Very* cool painting!

Little Old Lady
04-25-2003, 08:36 PM
Wonderful design! Like the colors.
JoAnn

Nancy Anthony
04-25-2003, 08:46 PM
I love the mood that this painting inspires! So dramatic! Yet calming.

Well Done

:clap: :clap:

Rose Queen
04-25-2003, 08:48 PM
Welcome to WetCanvas! I like this effort and I think all the twigs and snags really lend to the composition, so I'm glad you didn't 'prune' too much!



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mpopinz
04-25-2003, 08:48 PM
I like the tree! Your wife chose very good colors for the background.

Jprice022
04-25-2003, 09:51 PM
I like this one mccab42. Very colorful. Definitely looks like a moon on the rise.

babybrush
04-25-2003, 09:56 PM
well its' too bad you can't see this the way you can, cause it is really great. love the silhouetted tree.

Bethany

CharM
04-25-2003, 10:07 PM
You and your wife make a great team! The silhouette of the tree is striking!!

kitaye
04-25-2003, 10:07 PM
I LIKE it! The colours are so rich and moody. The tree is just plain cool. Welcome to WC! Looking forward to seeing more.

white-anubis
04-25-2003, 10:15 PM
OH WOW!! This is stunning!:eek:

taghera
04-25-2003, 10:49 PM
Very nice indeed....well done...:)

mccab42
04-25-2003, 11:42 PM
Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I had my wife view your replies as well and she adds her thanks. She wanted me to explain how we work the technical directing on color. I start the painting by choosing a color I think is close to the actual color, if I'm off, she'll tell me to add whatever color to correct the variation. In this painting, I incorporated green at the bottom (I forgot to attach the reference photo in the initial post). As you can see, there is no green at the bottom. Thanks again for the encouragement!

surreal
04-26-2003, 01:31 AM
Bold and beautiful and dramatic image!!!

Yorky
04-26-2003, 08:02 AM
What a striking image - lovely tree silhouette.

Your wife has a good colour sense :D

You are very brave painting when colour blind - I imagine it would be easy to make colour mistakes?

Doug