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03-09-2014, 12:31 PM
all 16x20 tempera/acrylic on paper
Pilgrim on the Shore
Verdun (this is 13x14)
some are darker/lighter than IRL of course
trying homemade Ti white
03-09-2014, 03:01 PM
love Afton orchard You do have a unique style with the landscape
03-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Headland is very beautiful and serene. Makes me wonder where the place is that inspired it (what looks like rural countryside over the ocean). Nice work, Doug
03-09-2014, 11:05 PM
If I could just recall who paints in a style reminiscent of yours I would let you know. I have seen something in a similar style.
I remember I really like their works, too.
I got an A in both Art History I & II, but alas, my mind is tired tonite.
This is great work, and it pleases my eyes and sparkles my mind when I view it
03-10-2014, 04:06 AM
All great but especially Headland. The colours are beautiful.
03-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Your stuff is great. You have developed your own recognizable style and carved a "niche".
However, I'll make a suggestion, if I may: post one at a time, so as to give your viewers more time to digest and prevent them from thinking that "you're shooting from the hip".
03-10-2014, 11:10 AM
I agree that Headlands and Afton Orchard are the best. Now I will go out on a very long limb to say why. What is significant about those 2 is that they have more detail in them than the others and more depth. You can travel inside those 2 paintings when you look at them, whereas with the others the plane of the image is much flatter. IOW it's not just that they are more representational but rather that they represent more stuff and thus are more interesting. We humans love complexity.
One minor comment on Headlands - I interpret the marks on the beach as boats - simple boats, and as such they are too large ie don't scale to the rest of the painting. Others may disagree and say I am just interpreting this too literally. I do think the colors you used for the boats are just right - that little touch of red is right on. Keep up the good work!
03-11-2014, 12:40 PM
Sue - Thank you very much.
Doug - Thank you. The Headland is a composite of headlands I have seen in various places, but your question got me to try to recall which ones were the strongest influence as I was painting.
The Great Lakes were one, but I think the strongest with the countryside/water aspect was from Hawaii.
greggo - I am anxiously awaiting your recall of who it is that has/had a style that I am now messing with. I hope it wasn't someone they had to haul off to the happy farm.
Seriously, I appreciate your interest and am glad you like the paintings. Thanks.
nikki - And thanks to you; look forward to your comments and posts.
Hairy - Hey, really great to get your views, and any suggestions are more than welcome.
I post a bunch at a time because I didn't want to clutter up the prime page and crowd others out.
However, in considering your suggestion, I think it fits in with the chief objective of getting the most well considered critiques from you more advanced painters.
Anything I can do to make it easier for the commentators to help me will be done.
Thanks for your insight. One or two at a time from now on.
BTW, I shoot from the hip a lot.
Susan - Terrific comment! Thank you for taking the trouble to go out on that long limb, appreciated.
I think I understand what you are saying, and I sort of consider the amount of detail to include as I go along, as limited by my skills, and also bearing in mind the "less is more" idea that some seem to push. The balancing gets confusing.
You have given me some things to digest and encouragement and I really appreciate it.
03-11-2014, 01:11 PM
As you develop your skills, don't let that dilute your natural style. These are great!
Perhaps the artist that Greggo is referring to is Matisse
03-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Jim - Thanks a lot!
I think I am pretty close to the maximum skills I will ever have, but can't quit trying.
Somehow I don't think good ol greggo is going to come up with Matisse.
03-11-2014, 08:05 PM
I was kind of thinking Charles Burchfield!
03-11-2014, 08:08 PM
I like to see you paint on canvas....nice work!
03-12-2014, 12:38 PM
your colors are just so rich and how you combine them really bring a beautiful, bright feeling to them all
03-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Thanks stampedes, Betsy, and abstracta, much appreciated.
(I hope its not Burchfield)
03-14-2014, 01:13 PM
They definitely make me remember the expressionists, such as Max Pechthold, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmitt-Rottluff....:thumbsup:
03-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Friesin - Thank you very much. I am looking up those Expressionists but there is not too much on them, through Google anyway.
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