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cmwynn
05-29-2004, 06:09 PM
I am struggling with landscapes so decided to try one here. There is a fine line between blocks of color without too much detail and an amorphous mess. This straddles that line. Most plein aire painters use oil or acrylic but I am determined to "get it" with watercolor. This is watercolor, 6.5" x 10.5"
Connie

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/29839-WDE_29_May_Clover_Creek_Oregonxm.jpg

stonewhiteclown
05-29-2004, 07:08 PM
Hey Connie, lower part came out nicely! :clap: Reflection is my fav :) Well, upper path is free abstract bonus ;)

Europa
05-29-2004, 07:28 PM
I can sympathise with you on the landscapes - have to say though you have some great colour mixes there - well done!!

Pat

katju
05-29-2004, 07:50 PM
You say you struggle but you have a nice controlled looseness with w/c and your colors don't bleed all over (like mine do when I go too fast). I think this is very nice, Connie. :clap:

Kathy

Deano
05-29-2004, 08:16 PM
Hi, Connie. You have a lot of lucious colors happening here. Any painting is a battle from beginning to end...for all artists. You're doing fine, and each one will be a bit easier. By the way, you really nailed that log that I didn't even try. :clap: :clap:

Dyin
05-29-2004, 08:23 PM
Yeah, GREAT job on the log...I left it out too! Keep working, because I see improvement each time and there's no reason you can't get a great watercolor landscape!! This is getting you well on your way :)

sundiver
05-29-2004, 09:56 PM
Lots of good stuff here, Connie! I wouldn't have dared try this in watercolor; you're braver than me lol.

Yokovich
05-29-2004, 09:56 PM
connie---!! this turned out well!! the colors are so good--you've "got it"! :clap:

Helen
05-29-2004, 10:08 PM
Great job Connie, I love your log. I tried the same one -- not easy in watercolor for sure. I'm still struggling with the foreground that you did so well.

dabblerdot
05-30-2004, 01:00 AM
Delicious sherbet colours, a great feeling of freshness and a beautiful reflected log= a lovely painting ! You really controlled your colours without compromising your 'energies'. I applaud :clap: :clap: :clap: you on this accomplishment ! Be proud of this one !! :) :music:

Chiers
05-30-2004, 01:07 AM
Nice job Connie! I have never tried the plein air aproach and I stink at watercolors so this looks grand to me.

artbyjune
05-30-2004, 02:48 AM
I like the looseness of the watercolour paint here. Also the bright yellows and pinks appeal to me. Looks like 'plein aire' landscapes should become one of your strings.

I am starting to do some of them myself ... actual plein aire ...its fun outdoors.

June

xreader
05-30-2004, 01:33 PM
GREAT choice and placement of colors...love your rocks in the stream.(and the shadows) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Drumbeat-trish
05-30-2004, 01:38 PM
I agree with everyone else -lovely fresh colours -and you have done that log proud :) :clap: :clap: :clap: