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Dcam
04-21-2013, 10:19 PM
A local hill road rendered with the help of impressionist style and outrageous color. :)
14x18
Derek

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2013/183894-newroadpic_001.JPG

aolaranora
04-21-2013, 11:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful and trees are my favorite part of it.

allydoodle
04-22-2013, 12:18 AM
Wow Derek, this is a beauty! I love the color of that sky, the road is done so very well, and yes, those trees are to die for! The power lines are magical, they add such interest and somehow keep my eyes in the painting, brilliant!

maryinasia
04-22-2013, 12:27 AM
beautiful! love the shadows and the colors in the roads

I like how you break the rules with the strong road line almost in the middle

raxu
04-22-2013, 01:34 AM
Yes, once you know the rules you can break them, right? How beautiful can asphalt be! Your colors are magical, I love every part of the painting, and each of them has an important role to build up a beautiful landscape in a magical light.
Now I just need to get my eyes of the screen...

artistat38
04-22-2013, 01:34 AM
Wow indeed....the road looks unbelievably real...

Prashanti

Mado
04-22-2013, 01:37 AM
This is great !
I love your trees and the texture of the road.
Did you use a colored paper ?I can see red peeking through every here and there.

Pat71
04-22-2013, 02:14 AM
Nice 1! Love the trees and the schadow of the fence? Great!

toniov
04-22-2013, 02:24 AM
Very beautiful light and atmosphere ! Color of sky is perfect and your manner of underlining the drawing, definitely very well in your painting: acquired effect is very good.

bluefish
04-22-2013, 06:17 AM
O.K.......I see the 'photo' but where's the painting?....:lol:

:clap: very well done my friend......that blue asphalt with the line smeared through it really caught my eye.....so realistic in an impressionist way....:thumbsup:

'blue :wave:

spirothet
04-22-2013, 07:01 AM
I agree with what everyone said!!! I had to scroll back because I thought it was the photo. Double WOW WOW from me!!

elgordineo
04-22-2013, 07:55 AM
Really nice, love how you have made such a simple scene look so interesting.

al84
04-22-2013, 09:16 AM
is brill love the road what pastels did you use? and what grade paper is this?

Shirl Parker
04-22-2013, 11:16 AM
I used to drive by here every day on the way to work. In the morning, there would be a state trooper staked out at the bottom to catch speeders as they came over the hill. :lol: :clap:

bluefish
04-22-2013, 12:03 PM
WOW.....Derek is now painting in Texas......that guy gets around!....:angel:

Turpintine45
04-22-2013, 12:08 PM
You did it again, took something ordinary and made it amazing! Love it!

Dcam
04-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Thanks so much:
Tatiana
Chris: I love powerlines and telephone poles.
Raxu
Prashanti
Mado: I added touches of red.
Pat
Cali
Lee
Toniov
Shirl: Slow down on that road.
Blue.......behave yourself jersey boy:lol:

hi Jen:)

derek

water girl
04-22-2013, 06:29 PM
It's your color choices that make this such an outstanding painting. As mentioned, even the blacktop looks amazing.

cchapin
04-22-2013, 08:51 PM
I love your unusual color combinations and how you make a simple scene so interesting.

troutbum
04-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Beautiful painting. Lot of great aspects to the painting, but I really like the cast shadows, especially the ones across the road, that are cast by something that is not even in the picture. Great touch of artistry.
troutbum

T Porter
04-22-2013, 09:13 PM
Well done, Derek! Did you do a red under painting on this painting?

twiglet
04-23-2013, 02:34 AM
Wow Derek this is wonderful. Love everything about it. Great use of colour. Would love to see what's over the hill, hope you've painted it!

Dcam
04-23-2013, 03:16 PM
Hey You Guys: Thanks
Cris
Trout
Tom
Lynn
:wave: derek

FoxEnova
04-23-2013, 03:48 PM
More good stuff coming out of your studio, as always. Love it, such a common simple view, yet so vibrant and dramatic.
I especially like the leaves and stuff on the ground. Most landscapes I see are just too clean of debris. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2013/873122-hatsoff.gif

mollerman
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Outrageously well done Derek!!!! I am impressed once again.

ramar
04-24-2013, 06:43 AM
WOW, all in this painting is awesome!!! the road, the trees, the sky, the shadows in the grass... congratulations for this work, Derek!!!

sketchZ1ol
04-24-2013, 03:56 PM
hello
- turn the top edge of the left side of the road a bit more left to get the roll of the top of the rise ...

i can't believe i'm writing this ... :rolleyes:

:thumbsup:

Ed

Dcam
04-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Marcus
Eric
Ramon
Thanks so much.
Ed; Hello glad you liked it.


Derek

Mike_Beeman
04-25-2013, 08:29 AM
Nice job!

JamieWG
04-25-2013, 11:00 AM
I really like this piece. You've got a lot more hard edges here than I usually see in pastel landscapes. They are very well handled, and softened just enough where necessary to stop the painting from looking too hard to me. The warm sky definitely works too.

Jamie

Dcam
04-25-2013, 11:14 AM
Hi, Thanks Jamie. I appreciate your stopping by.
I used to worry about edges but have found an intuitive way of working comfortably and they just happen where appropriate. The spectre of the "painterly police" no longer hounds me.:lol: I have a background in illustration and photorealism....so this is a factor for sure.
derek

markusrydh
04-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Wow, really like it!

Dcam
04-26-2013, 10:12 AM
Hi There Marcus,
Thanks
Derek

Donna T
04-27-2013, 07:20 PM
Hey Derek, better late than never for another awestruck viewer. This is a real beauty! I am always attracted to non-blue skies and this one is just gorgeous.

Dcam
04-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Nice to see you Donna, thanks so much.
Yep....I grabbed the pale blue for the sky and thought NAH! gotta do something different. It was actually threatening to storm that day, so sometimes you get a yellow or green tint in the sky.

Derek

bnoonan
04-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Per usual I'm late the show but this is really stunning Derek. I love the simplicity of it all and that soft but warm sky!

Barb

Ruthie57
04-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Wow! Fab!

Judi1957
05-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Derek,
You nail it everytime!

LoreneT
05-01-2013, 04:00 PM
Awesome, delicious colours!

pastel65
05-01-2013, 05:43 PM
This is a great painting. I was sharing your sky color choice with people in my pastel class. Teacher said we will try different color skies in the future. What inspired you to use the sky color you did in this painting? Thanks. Pam

Dcam
05-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Nooners: So nice to hear from you....missed you. Thanks.
RuthieMartha: Thanks dear.
Judi and Lorene: Thanks so much.

Hey there Pam: read my answer to DonnaT and thanks:wave:

derek

Dcam
05-01-2013, 09:56 PM
want to see what is just over the hill? You go up the road and then you are met with this; not bad for New Jersey eh?
Cheers, derek

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2013/183894-blustery_day_016.jpg

toniov
05-02-2013, 02:15 AM
Thank you for showing us that there is " just over the hill ". The landscape is beautiful. These nice red houses too.

Dcam
05-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Alain: you are welcome

toniov
05-02-2013, 08:12 AM
Thank you Derek, it's possible that one day I make trip to admire the nice landscapes of your country.

sketchZ1ol
05-02-2013, 05:20 PM
hello
yup , western Hudson floodplain up into the Catskills , no ?
is threefold farm anywhere near you ?

when i hit the powerball , we'll toss our names into the hat to charter to
' places i love close to home ' ... :)

in the meantime , there is a familiar/friendly feeling about the land ... :D :heart:

Ed

gingersnap
05-03-2013, 08:37 PM
This is so beautiful!!! I have to say this has to be a favorite!! I keep going back to see !!! Ginger

Dcam
05-03-2013, 10:27 PM
Not familiar with it Ed.

Ginger; Holy cow a friend from the past. Where have you been? And thanks so much.

Derek:wave: :wave:

artsask
05-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Great job

chuas2
05-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Apologize for my late arrival, this is wonderful Derek! Like everything about it, and everything everyone has mentioned. A home run, hole in one, a touchdown, a slam dunk!
:clap:
Kris

Dcam
05-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Trudi: thanks

Hi there Kris: Thanks never too late.:angel: :)

derek