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05-14-2003, 03:36 PM
Somewhere in Wyoming 1971

Original snapshot taken from the window of my parent's Winnebago


modified image- color and watercolor effects

And my painting

Any and all comments welcome. I've been struggling lately. Need all the help I can get.

10x14 arches

05-14-2003, 04:43 PM
looks great to me. love seeing how you work using the computer too. i tend to paint that way myself.


05-14-2003, 04:43 PM
Great color combinations. Love the way your grass turned out and the mountain against the sky. Good job!

05-14-2003, 04:50 PM
Saw the pic - thought: nice picture. Saw the modified pic - thought: cool. Saw your painting - thought: Wow! Your painting is striking! Wonderful mountains and love the orange-red and blue-purple mix of mountains. And you nailed the foreground - just enough interest but not too much. Can't imagine you're struggling. This is a beauty! If you wanted to fiddle with it, you could lighten (just a bit) that darkest cloud shape to the right - it tends to pull my eye there. Other than that I don't see a thing I can say needs changing.

05-14-2003, 04:56 PM
Very nice....... good use of all the tools we can get................
Could be anywhere in Southewest too..........

05-14-2003, 05:05 PM
Love your colors, and the primitive cuts in the rock faces. Foreground textures very good. How about carrying some of that drama and vibrancy into the sky?

05-14-2003, 05:16 PM
Fantastic rock treatment...Foreground is superb...IMHO the sky looks a little cut into 2 halves, I would either lighten the right side or add more drama to the left.

05-14-2003, 05:31 PM
Your painting improves the snapshot! Well done!

05-14-2003, 06:48 PM
I love what you did with this!!! Your foreground is wonderful and your sky is really interesting!

05-14-2003, 07:34 PM
I love it!
Wonderful sense of depth and wonderful colors!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-14-2003, 07:45 PM
I love the painting, and the way you used the computer to plan it out. I'll have to try that.


05-14-2003, 07:58 PM
Nice painting--agree that the sky needs a little work.

05-14-2003, 08:08 PM
Thanks gang! I haven't painted anything in 2 weeks. Started this one 3 weeks ago and just couldn't seem to get working on it again.

Nitsa said: "IMHO the sky looks a little cut into 2 halves, I would either lighten the right side or add more drama to the left".

I agree and I think that was what was bothering me. It looks bisected. Maybe some darks close to the area in the left? I'm afraid to muddy it. I really like the foreground on this one and don't want to ruin it. Help?

05-14-2003, 08:21 PM
It really can be scary to start dabbling with something that looks that good! Take it back into Photoshop (or wherever you did your photo editing), and play with it there. And try some wild and crazy things. If your style that shows in the landforms is carried into the sky, you will really have a winner.

Little Old Lady
05-14-2003, 08:28 PM
Wonderful painting.

05-14-2003, 09:03 PM
This is wonderful! Love the first 2 pics and how they led up to your painting. Wish I knew how to do all that fancy stuff.

I know exactly how you feel when the painting is done and someone suggests tweeking it a bit. Kinda makes you want to wring your hands and bite your nails :p But, I do agree with dropping/angling the leading edge of the storm clouds a bit.

Just a 'hint' of horizontal, thin gray in the existing white clouds right in front of the storm clouds would probably do it....but won't blame you a bit if you opt not to. :D It's still a great painting!! :clap: :clap: