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katju
05-29-2004, 06:49 PM
This is my 2nd try. The first was transparent w/c and it was just yucky. I decided to try my new gouaches figuring I could more easily paint over mistakes. I also used a touch of white acrylic. I really started liking this after I pulled out my handy dandy toothbrush and spattered the foreground. I may play with it some more but it's mostly done. 8 x 12 arches. I didn't keep track of the time. I've been fooling around all afternoon.

Kathy :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/37996-WDE_5-29.jpg

cmwynn
05-29-2004, 06:53 PM
Good texture to the rocks and convincing color in the trees.
Connie

irish artist
05-29-2004, 06:55 PM
Watercolor is hard, isn't it? Can't cover up the mistakes and hard to change. Well, you stuck with it and turned out a painting. Kudos to you for trying extra hard :clap:

Deano
05-29-2004, 07:05 PM
Really nice, Kathy. :clap: The perspective of the trees lends a lot of depth. The colors of each element go together exceedingly well. Absolutely beautiful job. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ottersong
05-29-2004, 07:14 PM
Nice color, you did well. wonder what happened that the WC didn't work for you? Marymc

Europa
05-29-2004, 07:43 PM
:clap: :clap:

Pat

dabblerdot
05-29-2004, 08:22 PM
You have to be happy with this !! It's gorgeous ! :clap: :clap: The rich colours are very pleasing, and the composition really works ! Very, very nice !! :clap:

Dyin
05-29-2004, 08:26 PM
It's a BEAUTY!!! I so admire someone who can get strong color with wc, everything just contributes so well...great contrasts! :clap:

sundiver
05-29-2004, 10:00 PM
. I didn't keep track of the time. I've been fooling around all afternoon.
Kathy :D

That's a sign you're in proper right-brain mode! :D I lose track of time when I'm having fun painting. Anyway, whatever time it took, it paid off because this is a stunner!

Yokovich
05-29-2004, 10:01 PM
ooooooooo brilliant complementary colors---frame it!!! :clap:

xreader
05-30-2004, 01:53 AM
This is a beautifully done "rugged" landscape. What wonderful textures you have created. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Drumbeat-trish
05-30-2004, 02:47 AM
Strong, captivating - love it :clap: :clap: :clap:

Leslie_Ann
05-30-2004, 04:08 AM
Hi Kathy! This is such a strong piece!! I really love it. Looking at everyone's work is so inspiring! :clap: :clap:

lorna12
05-30-2004, 05:19 AM
Kathy, this turned out very well! I love the choice of colors and the softly blended sky. Toothbrush did a nice job for texture....don't stick it back in the bathroom now! ;) :D

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zardoz
05-30-2004, 06:39 AM
very nice Kathy, the colors are so bright and nice depth. very appealing

katju
05-30-2004, 09:13 AM
thanks everybody for all the encouragement. I woke up this morning and took another look at it sitting on my mantle and I'm really liking it and I think that this time the computer didn't make it look better. It looks better IRL. :)

That's a sign you're in proper right-brain mode! :D I lose track of time when I'm having fun painting. Anyway, whatever time it took, it paid off because this is a stunner!

LOL Wendy, I'm so glad because even though I tend to be a detail person, when I paint I don't like to watch the clock and prefer to let that part of my brain take over. :D

Chiers
05-30-2004, 11:12 AM
Beautiful Kathy! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: This is one I saved for later too. YOur have done a great job on it.

Charlie's Mum
05-30-2004, 01:21 PM
Lovely Kathy - I like the receeding turquoise sky against the trees and then the hot ground. Very successful! :clap: :clap:

artbyjune
05-30-2004, 04:24 PM
I love this. The strong colours are rich and vibrant. :clap:
June

stonewhiteclown
05-30-2004, 05:14 PM
Very nice Kathy! Particulary love how leftmost trees are done, great volume there. It's so inviting, just let me there :D :clap: :clap: :clap: I believe you are going to add some texture to foreground?

bluepellinore
05-31-2004, 09:15 AM
Again Sister, you have done a marvelous job! :clap: :clap:
I'm glad you had better success than I did this weekend.