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10-30-2000, 09:42 PM
This one was easier than the leaves!
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10-31-2000, 06:59 AM
I agree Carly, it was easier than the leaves. This rendition is really nice...and I like the addition of the trees in the foreground.
One suggestion if you don't mind... the foggy area in the middle ground.. You might want to soften the hard lines leading upward, to give a more misty look. Looks like you enjoyed this one..loose and fresh. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Phyllis Rennie
10-31-2000, 08:47 PM
Looks like imagination at work here Carly--both yours and the viewers. Yours, since it doesn't look exactly like the reference photo, and the looseness gives lots of room for the viewer to use theirs. Good job!

10-31-2000, 09:13 PM
Carly.....I like the expressive crisp edges of your trees and technique in general. It reminds me of another painter/author...his first name is Ted...and darned if I didn't forget the last. (starts with a "K" I think). Definitely has that watercolor a "brushstroke laid is a brushstroke stayed" appearance. Cool....


10-31-2000, 10:32 PM
Why Larry, I could just give you a big ole hug for that comment!

11-01-2000, 06:48 AM
"Ahhh...."(rubbing toe in dirt with head down)..."sssShucks!" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif


11-01-2000, 01:31 PM
I don't know what the reference photo looked like, but I really love the way you handled the mountain...the light hitting the side...it makes it feel like we are in a valley...with mist..and cold. Also, I love how you handled the mid ground...the crispness of the trees...yet there are little patches of green in between...a real visual treat!! And you said you were a beginner at watercolor????????


11-02-2000, 04:49 PM
Wow! Carly, that is beautiful!

I especially like the colors in the pines on the middle left. Simply fabulous.

I also like the painterly feel to the brushstrokes- very expressive.

If I get up the courage, I'll post my own rendition-- nah, maybe not! :-)


11-02-2000, 07:24 PM
Come on Babs...we all have to start sometime! This is only my #16 watercolor..yep still keeping count...lol. I am learning with everyone else here and the supportive critiques and comments have helped me tremendously!

This is the best classroom you will ever find!

11-06-2000, 12:04 AM
A painting with everything going right in it; interesting design, variation in values, colors, and edges. A painting, that in my book, "sings". I feel I'm having trouble with what I call "over-compositioning",(too many added extras), and this painting reminds me not to composition more, but to composition better! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

11-06-2000, 05:45 PM
This is your best watercolor yet. I love it. Wanna trade? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

http://www.artdebut.com/arlene0.htm (http://www.artdebut.com/arlene.htm)

11-07-2000, 12:18 AM
Gee, sounds like a good time for you all to sign up for project 12 - look in the Cafe Forum. (just for those of you that haven't - of course). Regards, Dennis

11-07-2000, 05:23 PM
arlene...What did you have in mind?