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rsmith.1141
08-31-2013, 01:11 AM
It was close to 100 degrees here again today but Fall is just around the corner. Can't wait!


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2013/137729-DSC_1198-6.jpg
9 x 12 pastel on sanded paper

adlercomo
08-31-2013, 01:58 AM
Vey nice randy,

How did you keep the sweat off the paper?
Roasting up here in the San Fernando valley.
I've noticed you're posting a ton of work, do you always paint so much, so quickly or are you on some sort rush?

Theodorablau
08-31-2013, 11:12 AM
Simple, yet effective composition - and gorgeous (almost fall) colours!

Donna T
08-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Really nice, Randy! I like how you lost the edges of the trees near the top so our eyes don't spend too much time up there.

rugman
08-31-2013, 12:53 PM
The smell and sound of leaves rustling in the breeze, was the first thing that came to my mind

Mado
08-31-2013, 01:57 PM
What a lovely scene !

water girl
08-31-2013, 02:01 PM
Beautiful colors, Randy. Yes, our first hot day this summer. Stay cool.

ncgirl
08-31-2013, 02:04 PM
Beautiful colors, yes, you can feel the first cool mornings of autumn in this painting!

Ruthie57
08-31-2013, 03:43 PM
Nice one Randy! For some of us Summer is a precious thing and we hate to think of it ending! I understand that it isn't the case where you live of course. Here in the UK we have had the first "real" summer for 6 years!!! I do not want it to end!

Sarah Rose
08-31-2013, 03:47 PM
Beautiful Randy :) I was reading your blog yesterday and really enjoy it, you are inspiring to me as I just started a year ago and am going through a lot of what you did, like wishing I had more time to paint. I hope I paint as well as you one day.

Charles Perera
08-31-2013, 03:52 PM
What a beautiful painting. For me its charm is in its simplicity and doused (not hard and striking) colour.

Charles

rsmith.1141
09-01-2013, 12:32 AM
Thanks, Matt. I have been posting a lot. Hopefully I won't wear out my welcome! ;)

I'm not in a rush. Just remembering that the only way to learn how to paint is to paint.....paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint, paint...

rsmith.1141
09-01-2013, 12:33 AM
Thanks, Dorothea.

Thank you, Donna, Mado and Ron!

rsmith.1141
09-01-2013, 12:35 AM
Hey, Karen. Thanks.

Great to hear from you. I hope all is well!

rsmith.1141
09-01-2013, 12:40 AM
Here in the UK we have had the first "real" summer for 6 years!!! I do not want it to end!

Thanks, Ruth. Oh, I'm not complaining. I actually love the hot weather. But I also look forward to the changing light and colors of Fall.

Glad to hear you are having a nice Summer this year. My Grandfather was from the UK and used tell us "Heard we had a great Summer. Missed it. I was in the bathroom". He was quite the character...

rsmith.1141
09-01-2013, 12:41 AM
Thank you, Sandra. Thanks, Charles!

gecko99
09-01-2013, 04:07 AM
Lovely colours - first day of Spring for us here :)

Nicole

Grinner
09-01-2013, 09:31 AM
Really pretty!

pastel65
09-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Beautiful. In the 80s in NJ but fall will be here before we know it. Pam

allydoodle
09-02-2013, 01:08 AM
I love this one Randy, you really handle trees well. The peeks of blue are excellent, against those yellows it really sings. Another winner!

Flojingle
09-02-2013, 12:54 PM
This is beautiful! I love the markings and lively color work. I'm from the East coast orig. and now a San Diegan. Yes, the Fall is a lovely time to be doing outdoor works. I am new to pastels and working my way through getting through the basics. What do you recommend for a pastel "kit" for plein aire treks? Really enjoy your work and stories. J

toniov
09-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Absolutely beautiful colors in this !

artsask
09-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Beautiful.

Trudi

rsmith.1141
09-03-2013, 12:59 AM
Wow. Thanks again, everyone! So much appreciated!

rsmith.1141
09-03-2013, 01:01 AM
What do you recommend for a pastel "kit" for plein aire treks? Really enjoy your work and stories. J

Thanks, John. I would look at the Terry Ludwig 60 piece sets. The Plein Air and the Arid Landscape sets both work very well here in Southern Cal.