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rsmith.1141
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...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/137729-DSC_0612-3.jpg
9 x 12 pastel on Wallis paper


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2013/137729-IMG_1687-3.jpg

RainySea
03-31-2013, 10:44 PM
a beautiful study

water girl
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.

Joyful_Artwork
04-01-2013, 07:33 AM
i really like the lushness of this

JPQ
04-01-2013, 07:55 AM
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.

westcoast_Mike
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.

rsmith.1141
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2013/137729-IMG_1686.jpg

Turpintine45
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.

RobD
04-01-2013, 03:02 PM
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.

rsmith.1141
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.

Ruthie57
04-01-2013, 03:18 PM
The way you overcame this was to simplify it and you did that so very well!

Donna T
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!

westcoast_Mike
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.