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teatimetomorrow
07-02-2017, 07:03 PM
I really like painting this subject, evokes a sense of nostalgia in me like nothing else when I see fields like this... :)

I tried out Colorfix Primer on watercolor paper for this. I find it much nicer than clear gesso. It's not so rough! I really like the results and am excited about my stash of paper now.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jul-2017/1991081-rollingthunder_wc.jpg

water girl
07-02-2017, 07:39 PM
This is quite lovely and I can see why it would bring back memories. I'm particularly drawn to the rich blues and violets in those clouds.

artelahe
07-02-2017, 11:49 PM
I love the rain, and the lights coming through the dark clouds. The painting is beautifully ominous. How the heck did you do the barbed wire? 7x10 inches, right?

teatimetomorrow
07-03-2017, 12:29 AM
I love the rain, and the lights coming through the dark clouds. The painting is beautifully ominous. How the heck did you do the barbed wire? 7x10 inches, right?

Thank you :) Yes 7x10 inches. I split a 10x14 arches hot press WC paper.

For the barbed wire, I used a pastel pencil to mark it out then used a deep almost black plum color to dot along some areas. My paper wasn't really accepting of harder pastels at that stage which the pencils are so the line it left was really faint. The plum I used was from great american, and really soft, so I just had to touch the along my guideline. I used a broken piece that had a super sharp edge.

Donna T
07-03-2017, 05:24 PM
That's a gorgeous field under a dramatic sky and a very attractive painting! Have you tried using a sanding block on your clear gesso pieces? I always sand my surfaces down very lightly to lessen the tooth and take off any high spots.

teatimetomorrow
07-03-2017, 09:00 PM
Thank you Donna :)

I did try a piece of sandpaper on the gesso, though I am not sure what grit or anything. It's just a pack of square sheets my father found for me that he had in the shed. But, it seemed to make the texture TOO soft/velvet like when I tried it. I bet there is a perfect way to do it, that I just haven't found.

huanghehe
07-03-2017, 09:15 PM
You captured the atmosphere! Really nice!

LoreneT
07-06-2017, 11:50 AM
Wow, that is gorgeously gloomy!

Frances Obie
07-06-2017, 12:32 PM
I second all the above comments. Love the atmospheric effects and rich colors.

stapeliad
07-06-2017, 02:50 PM
oooooh this is wonderful

artsask
07-10-2017, 02:27 AM
A very moody sky so nicely done, love the field, touch of wild flowers and fence, super.

nachele
07-10-2017, 04:48 AM
Beautiful, love the colors, the mood, the sky and the fence, well evertything, it's really a wonderful piece!

Divasin
07-13-2017, 07:50 AM
Great dramatic contrast between deep and moody sky and the delicate details of the foreground!

kcpiegirl
07-13-2017, 01:20 PM
This is really striking. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said above - love the suggestion of delicate wildflowers in the foreground balanced with the sky - but just wanted to say I love this :-)

notjustcolor
07-13-2017, 03:17 PM
Agree, this is really striking. Job well done.

ColorEnthusiast
07-15-2017, 06:06 PM
Fantastic painting, the mood, the play of warm and cold colors, the sense of depth are all working well in this painting.

Esther

sportpony
07-16-2017, 08:14 AM
Dramatic ... really like the simplicity you kept with this.