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steppinoutoftheboat
05-21-2001, 05:55 AM
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TeAnne
05-21-2001, 05:57 AM
I'm sure this will get more than a once over. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif This has a nice atmospheric feel.

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jerryW
05-21-2001, 09:19 AM
this is a beautiful but hazy treatment.
in spite of muted colors you have revealed a strong composition with a haunting presence.

DonW
05-21-2001, 01:18 PM
Im not usually this short so please understand that Im not trying to be rude.
(Im running 101.3 right now and coughing up stuff I wont even attempt to describe.)

I have to admit, Im pretty confused by this. What seems to be a road/path in the foreground going off to the back on the left side of the barn, seems to be very blurry. Almost as if there are ghostly images marching down it.

Also, I live in the middle of no where and see plenty of barns and such rotting and decaying all over the place (Even know some people with a few of them) and I think the actual barns and silo look great! Colorwise and all.

What I dont like is that it's all on a hill. This may be some sort of illusion I guess, but I dont know many that would actually build a silo, let alone a barn, on a hill.

Sorry, if this came off rude... I'll go back to sleep now =P

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After looking at this again, I suppose I can assume that the land the barn was built on was leveled first. At first sight, the barn seemed to me to be built in accordance to the grade of the hill....

hmmm...
well, I dont know... maybe it's just me =P

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Fagan
05-21-2001, 01:28 PM
This is a lovely painting! I love the hazy quality...it reminds me of many a time spent on the farm in summer. This is the type of barn that would send me exploring. I (for one) have seen quite a few barns built on hillsides...mostly because that was the only place to put them. The farmers would keep the better areas for planting. The hillsides were usually too rocky for much else. Hence you will see a lot of the older barns with natural rock bases. *SMILE* I would like to see more of a hint of a road or path in the foreground. Great work and welcome to Wet Canvas!

oh yes!...is this oil? acrylic? pastel?
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JeanineJ
05-21-2001, 02:45 PM
Agreeing with Fagan, this would work much better for me if the foregroud were divided by a path, or hedges... and limit the haze a bit...

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steppinoutoftheboat
05-21-2001, 05:38 PM
Thanks Fagan, This work is watercolor on 140 lb paper. Originally posted by Fagan:
This is a lovely painting! I love the hazy quality...it reminds me of many a time spent on the farm in summer. This is the type of barn that would send me exploring. I (for one) have seen quite a few barns built on hillsides...mostly because that was the only place to put them. The farmers would keep the better areas for planting. The hillsides were usually too rocky for much else. Hence you will see a lot of the older barns with natural rock bases. *SMILE* I would like to see more of a hint of a road or path in the foreground. Great work and welcome to Wet Canvas!

oh yes!...is this oil? acrylic? pastel?

steppinoutoftheboat
05-21-2001, 05:43 PM
Thanks Don, I don't think your comment was rude. The Barn is actually built on a slope. The land where this barn is located is in the foothills of the appalachian mountains, so flat areas are few and far between. Thank you for taking the time to commment. Originally posted by DonW:
Im not usually this short so please understand that Im not trying to be rude.
(Im running 101.3 right now and coughing up stuff I wont even attempt to describe.)

I have to admit, Im pretty confused by this. What seems to be a road/path in the foreground going off to the back on the left side of the barn, seems to be very blurry. Almost as if there are ghostly images marching down it.

Also, I live in the middle of no where and see plenty of barns and such rotting and decaying all over the place (Even know some people with a few of them) and I think the actual barns and silo look great! Colorwise and all.

What I dont like is that it's all on a hill. This may be some sort of illusion I guess, but I dont know many that would actually build a silo, let alone a barn, on a hill.

Sorry, if this came off rude... I'll go back to sleep now =P

-------> this is stuff Im adding ------->

After looking at this again, I suppose I can assume that the land the barn was built on was leveled first. At first sight, the barn seemed to me to be built in accordance to the grade of the hill....

hmmm...
well, I dont know... maybe it's just me =P

[This message has been edited by DonW (edited May 21, 2001).]

steppinoutoftheboat
05-21-2001, 05:46 PM
Thanks JeanineJ, I've always struggled compositionally with foregrounds. Your advice will hopefully be helpfull in future works. Originally posted by JeanineJ:
Agreeing with Fagan, this would work much better for me if the foregroud were divided by a path, or hedges... and limit the haze a bit...

Impulse
05-21-2001, 10:14 PM
Massively good barn. I love the lines in this picture and the movement diagonally. Great piece. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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