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SwitzerS
05-22-2004, 05:34 PM
Acrylic on card stock, about 45 minutes. Any comments or critiques are welcomed. Beautiful pictures from which to choose....

Europa
05-22-2004, 05:43 PM
Great texture - love the sky.

Pat

katju
05-22-2004, 06:19 PM
Sylvia,

Your painting came out really nice! Beautiful crisp colors and nice texture in your foliage. I'm glad you liked my photos. ;)

Kathy

pjo
05-22-2004, 06:35 PM
I like the loosness of your sky and trees. This is very nice.

FriendCarol
05-22-2004, 07:03 PM
A simple palette and technique yields lovely results, much as the Creator of this scene IRL accomplished. I love seeing what different artists can do with such simple sources of inspiration. :)

Precious Mazie
05-22-2004, 07:05 PM
Love the softness and color.

lorna12
05-22-2004, 07:20 PM
Beautiful job on the sky! At first I thought it was pastel. :clap: :clap:

Drumbeat-trish
05-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Love your trees and fence -great texture :clap: :clap:

Dyin
05-22-2004, 08:29 PM
wow...those clouds are luscious! I thought it was pastel too!

Yokovich
05-22-2004, 08:31 PM
agreed! I thought it was pastel too--very nice indeed--a pleasant rural feel --would look great in a frame!

hopefulbucky
05-22-2004, 08:41 PM
Nice job Sylvia. Nice colors and texture. Clean and crisp.

Deano
05-22-2004, 09:11 PM
It's as though the viewer can "feel" the different elements in this painting. Good work.

Lanita
05-22-2004, 09:35 PM
Gorgeous sky and lovely composition. Well done!
Lanita

SwitzerS
05-22-2004, 10:00 PM
Thanks for all your comments - I can still see where I would like to improve, but will let this one be.

stoney
05-23-2004, 12:50 AM
Acrylic on card stock, about 45 minutes. Any comments or critiques are welcomed. Beautiful pictures from which to choose....


Nicely done! There's a lot to 'chew on' here. :clap: :clap:
I especially liked the way you did the fence.

cmwynn
05-23-2004, 03:03 PM
The fence is my favorite part of this truly "country" painting.
Connie

Chiers
05-23-2004, 03:07 PM
Very nice! I like the soft loose technique you used here.

SwitzerS
05-23-2004, 08:36 PM
Thank you very much. I kinda like the sky myself....but the fence I thought I should have angled it a little more and made it a little more obvious that is was going away..oh well, next time.

roslyn
05-23-2004, 08:49 PM
I'm really enjoying this. Did you dab the paint on for all the grass/foliage and for the sky? Your technique has given this a really good depth. (Sorry, but I don't paint; maybe the answer would be obvious to everyone else.) I also like the texture you showed in the fence, especially in the highlights. This scene just invites me right in.

Roslyn

adamjw
05-23-2004, 11:27 PM
It looks like pastels! I like the rythmic quality.

SwitzerS
05-24-2004, 12:32 AM
Thanks!
Yes, kinda Roslyn, I brushed the blue in the sky, then pounced the clouds, then used a mop over them, then pounced a little more on the brights....the trees were pounced with 2 or 3 or 4 colors.....the grasses were slapped on with a mixture of 3 colors on a old fan brush..just playing to see if I could get the look I wanted and get the white all covered. Then after the fence I did a few detail blades in front.

xreader
05-25-2004, 02:59 AM
I really love the simplicity in the result...but obviously your great technique was quite involved. You make it look so easy. :)

stonewhiteclown
05-25-2004, 06:04 AM
I love the way the coulds are piling here. Neat compsition too! Geat job, Sylvia! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Interestingly, is it green rabbit in the sky ? :D

dabblerdot
05-26-2004, 03:42 AM
About that green rabbit in the sky ... :D :D
This sure turned out well, the fence caught my eye right away, the textures are palpable. Love the tree tops, so much contour and texture ! And the sky is infinately interesting with the cloud structure and colours ! Altogether, a delightful painting !! :clap:

Sharrm
05-28-2004, 10:18 PM
Lovely fresh and lively painting. Good job. :clap: I really liked this photo too.
The fence caught my eye right away, very well done. Like the texture and the trees. Sharron