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Ruthie57
08-06-2013, 03:28 PM
I am amazed and excited that this painting won the Pastel Guild's "Get Dusty" challenge for July! :clap: I still can't quite believe it :eek:

It's about 16x12" and was painted from a photo I took while in Cumbria this June.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/189061-A_walk_by_the_beck.jpg

prashant11
08-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Congrats! It's a beautiful painting. Love the way you've captured the light.

Terry Wynn
08-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Congratulations! I can see why your painting won. The water is beautiful. Rocks are inconsistent in a good way, not all lined up or anything. Looks very natural! Love the whole scene.

Terry

allydoodle
08-06-2013, 05:17 PM
You are on a roll Ruthie! Beautiful painting, I can feel the 'wetness' of the water. Nice use of greens too! Congratulations! :clap:

Ebowalker
08-06-2013, 06:30 PM
Easy to see why you won...this is beautiful!

Equus Art
08-06-2013, 07:28 PM
The amazing part is the painting itself! Don't be amazed.....you deserved the win!

Cat

pastel65
08-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Well deserved! Painting is wonderful. Pam:clap:

water girl
08-06-2013, 11:41 PM
I can see why it won! Congratulations!

rsmith.1141
08-06-2013, 11:44 PM
Lovely - and well deserved.

gecko99
08-07-2013, 03:30 AM
Oh well done - this is a beautiful painting!

Nicole

bobbymac
08-07-2013, 04:15 AM
Well done Ruthie. I really like the light against the dark. Does not surprise me that you won. Bob

Mado
08-07-2013, 04:22 AM
Congrats !:clap:

purplepansey
08-07-2013, 09:20 AM
Congratulations! I can see why it won it's a lovely scene. Love the way you've painted the water:thumbsup: .

Ruthie57
08-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Thank you all so much for looking and commenting!

Dcam
08-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Ruthie: It is a lovely painting and you deserved to win. Outstanding.
In Scotland this scene would be a called a "wee burn".
Wow: from an excellent portrait to a fine landscape. Keep it up.
Derek:thumbsup:

John Palmer Fine Art
08-07-2013, 01:27 PM
I agree with Derek, it's a fine landscape and a deserved winner!

Kathryn Wilson
08-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Congratulations Ruthie!

lanaballot
08-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Congratulations! It absolutely deserved the award! Everything works so well - the water and stones, the darker tree on the left framing the painting and contrasting with the warm area of trees in the distance.. Your greens and textures are beautiful!

Ruthie57
08-07-2013, 05:37 PM
Guid Laddie. thanks te ye! I may change the name to "A donner by th'burrrn". Sounds good to me!

John and Kathryn, thanks for your confidence!

Lana, Thank you! I worked on the composition when I took the photo and then worked on it some more when I did the painting. I'm glad it seems to work well!

pugwash
08-07-2013, 10:12 PM
I love this painting Ruth! I like the way you've turned the usual "rule" on its head with cool colours in the foreground and warm colours in the background.
It's nice to hear the word "Beck" again after many years too. Over here they are all "creeks"! Wonderful work.

Ruthie57
08-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Thank you Clive! I only knew the cool/warm thing would work because I've done it before. It needs careful assessment of the values I think. I have to say that the photo I took helped me no end in this case!

rugman
08-08-2013, 11:01 PM
Lovely painting! Congrats on winning!

Ruthie57
08-09-2013, 09:39 AM
Thank you Ron!

mollerman
08-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Congratulations Ruthie... it's a beauty!!!

Ruthie57
08-13-2013, 03:17 PM
Sure I replied to this! Must be the gremlins....Thank you Mark!

rsmith.1141
08-20-2013, 06:33 PM
I stopped by and looked at this again. I spent several minutes exploring all of the little surprises and details. And the light.

Being able to capture someone's attention for a long pleasant moment is the best measure of success that I can think of...

Ruthie57
08-21-2013, 05:43 AM
Randy, what a lovely thing to say! Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

dobber
08-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Congratulations Ruthie :clap: I'm not surprised that you won. It's a wonderful painting, I love backlit scenes.

Ruthie57
08-21-2013, 04:44 PM
Thank you so much Helen!

artistat38
08-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Congratulations Ruthie ...it's a very lovely painting and the light in it is gorgeous...

Prashanti.

spirothet
08-22-2013, 08:35 PM
Congratulations Ruthie! I mirror everyone else's comments! From water reflections to lighting to composition is spot on. Thanks for sharing!!

Shireesh
08-24-2013, 03:04 AM
Congrats , well done! Nice,flowing composition with great atmospheric perspective -

Turpintine45
08-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Ruthie, congratulations I agree it is well deserved. The stones and water and receding trees make a beautiful composition!

Ruthie57
08-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Thank you Prashanti, Calli, Shireesh and Jen!
Sorry for the delay. I've been away for the weekend :)

pointy
08-27-2013, 06:10 PM
Lovely work Ruthie, it really glows :wave:

JustinM
08-28-2013, 11:54 AM
well done!

Ruthie57
08-30-2013, 03:08 AM
Thank you Leesa and Justin!