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jimwhalen
04-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Acrylic on canvas 16"x20

Haven't done a landscape (wetlands) in a long time and wanted to explore it with minimal elements.
Comments and Crits are always appreciated.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2014/1121432-1-1-P1040259.JPG

Steeldolphin
04-06-2014, 07:59 PM
I really like the transition of colours in this Jim :)

abstractca
04-06-2014, 09:13 PM
you did a great job of blending the transition and giving it a cloudy, illusion feel to it !

zeropoint
04-06-2014, 09:28 PM
I love it, the way it is gentle but still has emotion.

trufflecat
04-07-2014, 05:23 PM
This has a nice soft dreamy feel to it, Jim. To me it feels like sun on water - maybe a swamp or wetland.

davefriend
04-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Very subtle with the wash of limited colors. It is different to do landscapes after abstracts isn't it! Like your blending. This would have been easier in oils I'd bet.

jimwhalen
04-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Thanks for the comments from everyone.

Very subtle with the wash of limited colors. It is different to do landscapes after abstracts isn't it! Like your blending. This would have been easier in oils I'd bet.

Yes it is difficult, Dave. I used to do landscapes and haven't done any in at least two years. This certainly is not a stellar work. lol. I think I will just stick with abstracts for now.

Ishka Baha
04-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Is this not abstract? I have seen many things in it apart from a landscape. Nice painting, Jim.

jimwhalen
04-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Is this not abstract? I have seen many things in it apart from a landscape. Nice painting, Jim.

Thanks, Nikki! It is indeed abstract, an abstract landscape. I misspoke, I meant to say, I should stick to non-objective abstracts.

I was ready to paint over it, but my spouse insisted that I keep it...it may end up in his office.

Ishka Baha
04-08-2014, 04:17 PM
A superb place for it. It is so serene and calming. She says, "Waving back."

Eraethil
04-08-2014, 07:05 PM
This one is difficult to comment on. It incorporates detail brushstrokes that indicate grasses fairly obviously for me in the fore, mid and background. Yet the environment that the grass is placed in is not detailed at all, either in the fore, mid, or background. So it seems to suffer from a lack of detail and too much detail at the same time.

However, the gradated colours are soothing and bring to mind an early morning in summer, so it connects emotionally. So I can see why your spouse enjoys it too.