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04-12-2015, 05:32 PM
I got a very late start today with a visit to the local arboretum. I am participating in a plein air event there later in the week and it has been a while since my last visit there. I got set up, took some photos, did some thumbnails and got my alcohol wash and some first layers of pastel when it got very dark and stormy looking. I had to pack up and head home.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Apr-2015/979782-Afternoon_Shadows.jpg

Afternoon Shadows 8 x 10 on 320 Uart

04-13-2015, 05:20 AM
This is very nice Debbie. Great sense of light.

04-13-2015, 08:16 AM
Wow! Debbie, the light in this is wonderful. I love the intensity of it and the freshness. Glad the weather interrupted because it's perfect as is, could be easy to overwork otherwise.

04-13-2015, 08:31 AM
Debbie, I agree with Robert--it's finished! Unless...if that spot of light blue in the upper right corner is a sky hole through the trees, then I think some light blue throughout the sky would make sense. Small nitpicky point, and I'm sorry I can't tell whether that's sky showing through or highlighted tree foliage there. But your painting is beautiful, very peaceful. Your colors for the walkway and trees are spot on!

04-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Terrific light and color in this- most especially in the back line of trees! Not much is needed, and you'll do great in your event. Good luck- hope to hear of your awards and sales!

04-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Blayne, thanks for your input...it must be the camera, as this is not a good picture. That area in the right hand corner is a pale, warm yellow like the rest of the sky....a sky hole!

04-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Nice start!!

04-14-2015, 06:16 AM
The perfect. Recipe for a beautiful painting