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08-06-2000, 11:17 PM
another tiny landscape. 4x6 inches. Thanks for looking, Sandy

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08-07-2000, 12:21 AM
Beautiful! You did a great work!
Keep on going! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

08-07-2000, 06:24 AM
Very good Mal. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


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08-07-2000, 07:31 AM
lovely Mal....looks like evening or maybe a bit misty. The one tree with orange foliage ..did you put that in over the colors used in the water? That sometimes works, but can make things a little cloudy. I like the sky and the composition too. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

08-07-2000, 08:19 AM
Lovely miniature Sandy,
Great sky and the distant hills,nice touch with bold foreground,

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08-07-2000, 05:42 PM
Beautiful, Sandy. I love the colours and the contrast of warm foreground and cool background. Excellent.

best wishes


Phyllis Rennie
08-07-2000, 08:45 PM
Nice one, Mal. If it were mine, I'd probably add 3 or 4 small leaves to one of the bare trees on the left. You know, the ones that cling after all the other have fallen. I guess in this size it would be just a drop of color but it would give a touch more interest. Phyl

08-08-2000, 09:43 AM

What a great job! You are definitely exploring different avenues.

I like Phyllis' idea too. I would add a little shading to the gulleys in the landscape to give it a little more depth in the foreground.


08-08-2000, 04:46 PM
Nice work! I particularly like the sky showing the front or cloud bank. What size brush do you use for such tiny work? I haven't tried but one tiny and made a mess http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

08-08-2000, 08:54 PM
Thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif This was done from a photo I posted in the Comp.&design forum. It was hard to figure out what the foreground really was. I like the idea of the tiny leaves on the trees on the left. Thanks Phyllis.

I painted this in about 30 minutes using my only good brush. A size 6 kolinsky sable. I've found that I can do most anything I want with this brush. One of these days I'm going to get a one inch flat brush to do washes. thanks y'all. Sandy

08-11-2000, 02:43 PM
Wow, I can't imagine working with a single brush. I guess for small paintings you can get away with it, though. I usually have anywhere from 3 to 6 brushes all going at the same time. Never tried a Kolinsky Sable, but have heard they're the best.

Phyllis Rennie
08-11-2000, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by MALARKEY:
Thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I like the idea of the tiny leaves on the trees on the left. Thanks Phyllis.

You're welcome. Now don't be like me and overdo it!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

08-12-2000, 01:12 AM
This one looks great Mal. I love how serene and calm it makes me feel.


08-21-2000, 03:42 PM
This is such a wonderful minature. I worked that size for years and years, and always loved being able to fit so much in such a small space. I would like to see you do more of this.