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Gavinart
09-26-2001, 09:24 AM
This is a painting of Bethesda Fountain in Central park, here in New York.

18"/24", oil on canvas, 2001

http://www.gavinart.com/bethesda.jpg

Impulse
09-26-2001, 09:26 AM
a lot of elements went right in this one

great eye for the color
nice range of values
engaging composition
nice capturing the light

this a really good painting
i enjoyed looking at it
thank you

BlossomArt
09-26-2001, 09:47 AM
You've captured it so beautifully! I walk past this exact spot very often myself! Very nice!

jerryW
09-26-2001, 10:18 AM
I see big green faces arguing
and tiny people ambling around
the water is interesting

Gavinart
09-26-2001, 11:41 AM
JerryW-
I am glad you see the faces. If you knew my earlier work, you would find the same faces dominate my pages.

Blossomart-
Thank you so much!

Impulse-
Thank you my friend! I am happy you had a positive meditation on my painting this morning. I agree with you, and celebrate the aspects of harmony I achieved in this one. It was the first painting I did outdoors in some time (back in July).Since we had our child, it is tough to find a day solely to myself!

You say I have a great eye for color. I'm not fully understanding why I filter what I see into such high color...maybe it never seems true enough, so I say why not......it is paint you know....

SueFletcher
09-26-2001, 11:49 AM
You have a unique and interesting style. Especially enjoy your color choices. Nicely done.

dornberg
09-27-2001, 07:17 AM
this composition is semetrical
the horizontal bottom is important to the verticals and "V'