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Tripod
10-30-2015, 06:47 AM
Based on an idea from Joan Blackburn's excellent book Exploring the Abstract. Then found some old ref photos and ideas and got the basis of the composition.Trying to show the various activities in our local New Forest with runners, walkers, huntsmen plus digging for oil and an organisation that can't coordinate them but would like to.
Going bigger I used a roller for larger areas and quite liked the smoother finish.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Oct-2015/62415-Freedom_for_All.jpg

claude j greengrass
10-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Good composition and division of space. ++ I like it.

birdhs
10-30-2015, 09:37 AM
This reminds me of paintings from the Art History textbooks, the Abstract history section, perhaps from the 1950-60's. Innovative in a way, classic in a way. Very good piece, just a hint of reality, and a lot of suggestine

brava

greggo

Vanguard
10-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Terrific, really like this.

Tripod
10-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Cheers Claude, Greggo and John

harrymspitz
10-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Very nice strong work. Fun experimental techniques used here.

Tripod
10-30-2015, 11:55 AM
Thanks Harry. Trying stuff which most abstractees have used I guess.

DMSS
10-31-2015, 02:16 PM
Good composition, and I like the transparent effects.

graphicali
10-31-2015, 02:39 PM
Nice work Derek!

Tripod
10-31-2015, 05:06 PM
Thanks

Gollator
11-01-2015, 03:14 PM
I used a roller so often in my recent paintings that I decided to leave it be for a while... and I feel like on cold turkey at the moment.

Love what you did here. The combination of several different activities around makes this scene very lively.

Tripod
11-02-2015, 03:52 AM
Thank you Daniel.it's my first time and feel it helps, certainly with a limited control hands and fingers.