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rsmith.1141
04-06-2013, 10:50 PM
Spent the day up in Idyllwild, Ca. I was walking along a creek trying to sort out all of the busy stuff when I looked up along the ridge and found this view....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2013/137729-20130406-IMG_1739-6.jpg
9 x 12 pastel on pastelmat

T Porter
04-07-2013, 02:07 AM
This looks to be a difficult scene but you handled it well. I like the rocks they standout nicely.

You said you were walking along and saw this view that you painted, does that mean you painted this plein air or did you take a photo and paint this in your studio?

Turpintine45
04-07-2013, 03:06 AM
Looks like you had a gorgeous day for your painting. I love the blue sky through the trees. You are probably going to wish I hadn't said this, but your rocks look like a puppy lying down with his head up. (yes I see pictures in the clouds too). It is still a very nice sunny painting.

Donna T
04-07-2013, 08:38 AM
Looks like you did a good job of simplifying those trees, Randy. Nice!

Dcam
04-07-2013, 09:44 AM
Randy: The rocks make such a bold statement against those vertical trees. Nice composition. Well Done!

derek

Shirl Parker
04-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Well done. Alternate view: giant dog (or cat even) taking a rest in the woods.

rsmith.1141
04-09-2013, 12:47 AM
Thanks everyone!

Jen - HaHa now you've done it. Looks like I better make a few changes. I have a painting that won an award and many nice comments and then on the last day of the show a friend's daughter said, "Oh, look a the big kitty!" Yep, now whenever I look at a photo of that painting all I can see is a cat. The power of suggestion. Gotta love it...

Can you see it?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2013/137729-_MG_0393.jpg

Turpintine45
04-09-2013, 02:05 AM
LOL, yes, or maybe a giant bear!

pastel65
04-10-2013, 08:00 AM
Really like the painting and even got a kick over the comments. Pam

raxu
04-10-2013, 08:25 AM
Looks like you had a gorgeous day for your painting. I love the blue sky through the trees. You are probably going to wish I hadn't said this, but your rocks look like a puppy lying down with his head up. (yes I see pictures in the clouds too). It is still a very nice sunny painting.

:cat: I agree, that was my first impression, as well!
Love trees and rocks, love the way you painted them.

allydoodle
04-10-2013, 06:27 PM
Dontcha just love kids :lol: ? I see it too, isn't it crazy what we miss sometimes? Beautiful painting Randy, I love that you've captured so very well that feeling of "Looking Up", not always easy to do. Love it!