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03-31-2013, 10:19 PM
Came back from the Carlsbad Flower Fields with a couple of quick studies. Nothing ready for Primetime but I might try something larger from these...
9 x 12 pastel on Wallis paper
03-31-2013, 10:44 PM
a beautiful study
03-31-2013, 11:33 PM
Randy, you've really captured the vibrant colors of the ranunculus. Yes, I can see something spectacular coming from your study.
04-01-2013, 07:33 AM
i really like the lushness of this
i like all expect flowers look too green in paiting or too red in photo. but i know is hard get colours exactly way what painter/photographer want well he want them exactly. and even still if colours are exactly meaned way i like this much. and i use some times
photos/painttings/nature documents for insipiration which is not is fact what i only me know. i mean subjects are not even realted anyway when is impossible see.
04-01-2013, 09:57 AM
Nicely captured. These man made fileds of flowers are difficult to do and not have an artifical feel (in the wrong way) to them.
I'm surprised you set up in the middle of them. They are often grown for seed where we are. As such, they spray the heck out of them with just about everything.
04-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Thanks, everyone. This was an incredibly difficult subject to face. Just too much of a good thing.
Mike, you can't tell from the photo but there was a little walkway that was placed a few feet off the main road so people could take photos. I set up on one of those pathways.
04-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Wow quite the scene, must have been overwhelming at first. I love what you did. I really gave the feel of the place. Well done.
Nice job controlling the color Randy. I can't believe you tackled that subject, just driving by that area gave me sensory overload. I can't imagine standing in the middle of it trying to pick a color stick.
04-01-2013, 03:13 PM
I can't believe you tackled that subject, just driving by that area gave me sensory overload. I can't imagine standing in the middle of it trying to pick a color stick.
Hence the brain damage....
I'm still trying to wrap my head around it so I can try a better version but I'm starting to think that this may be like painting sunsets... better left to the photographer.
04-01-2013, 03:18 PM
The way you overcame this was to simplify it and you did that so very well!
04-01-2013, 07:31 PM
A plein air painter's paradise! To be able to paint at all when surrounded by so much color and beauty was quite an accomplishment, Randy! Nice piece!
04-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Smart Farmer. I think the ones in our area spend half their time chasing photographers out of their fileds.
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