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05-09-2004, 07:39 PM
Okay, first post was in the drawing section, so I thought I would put some of my paintings out here for comments and critique. These are all recent plein air work which I really enjoy. I've been painting for a few years now, but only recently started painting outside on a regular basis and I'm hooked! I need to get faster to get a painting completed in one trip, but I think it'll come soon.
This is an awesome website and again, thanks for any comments suggestions.
05-09-2004, 08:30 PM
Randy, welcome to Wetcanvas and the Plein Air forum. Looking at these paintings, it's hard to believe that you're a newcomer to plein air. You've taken on some tough subjects here. All are lovely. I can't even choose a favorite. Good job on the architectural elements and convincing scenery.
05-09-2004, 08:52 PM
Nice work! The palm trees are the most appealing to me...they seem like you were very comfortable painting them.
05-09-2004, 09:07 PM
I'll echo Lee on his comment about the palms....
the painting gives the feeling of the paint and brush dancing with great confidence on the surface. Very nice!!! ..and yes, welcome to our forum! :clap:
05-09-2004, 10:57 PM
These paintings look great. Did you know about Plein Air Florida? we have a Jacksonville group called First Coast Plein Air Painters. Thom Buttner is their fearless leader, a terrific painter. If you would like to hook up with them and join Plein Air Florida, email me at email@example.com There are no meetings and no dues to join PAF, just alot of painting opportunities.
These are all very good paintings. I especially like the middle two as
they have more of a "loose" style which is something I would
like to achieve in my paintings. The palm trees are my favorite for the
same reasons voiced by Larry.
05-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied. I appreciate the feedback immensely.
To Chris: I try to stay loose when painting, but sometimes I think that is the hardest thing to achieve on a consistent basis. Its going to take a lot more practice to get the type of strokes I'm looking for when I paint. But that's what practice and gaining confidence are all about. :D
05-10-2004, 12:01 PM
Hi Randy - These paintings are amazing. Well done! I hope to see many more. You are working in oils? They were fairly large paintings?
Thanks for sharing, makes me want to visit Flordia.
05-10-2004, 12:05 PM
Welcome Randy :)
You are off to a great start here....now you have to keep the standard up !! :)
05-10-2004, 01:51 PM
Hi Randy, Yes, welcome to the site and this forum. I like them all. Yes tell us the size.
05-10-2004, 04:57 PM
I can't believe I forgot to say what they were painted in and what size they were. It helps to know these things when looking at a painting.
Okay, all of them were done in oils and the first two are on 8"x10" canvas board. The second two are 9"x12" and are on gessoed hardboard. I think I'll be sticking with the hardboard for awhile because I like the way the paint behaves on them better than on canvas board.
Thanks to all who wrote. :) :) :)
05-10-2004, 07:15 PM
These are delightful. I can't imagine doing such detailed paintings of architecture plein aire. I have done a little, but with much measuring and careful strokeds - not at all what I have done in my painting on site.
05-11-2004, 12:15 AM
Lovely paintings! I can't choose a favorite. Nice handling of the architectural elements!
05-11-2004, 04:40 AM
welcome on board
like them all,
what i like most is they are all different
nr3 stands out for me
05-11-2004, 11:34 AM
Okay, all of them were done in oils and the first two are on 8"x10" canvas board. The second two are 9"x12" and are on gessoed hardboard.
They feel bigger than that. :)
05-11-2004, 04:37 PM
Hi Randy, I have been using boards for a while now. Like them much better than canvas.
05-11-2004, 10:31 PM
Randy you're well on your way if you've just started working from life. Congratulations, these are really strong pieces. Keep 'em coming!
05-12-2004, 11:01 AM
Hi! Nice work Randy ! :clap:
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