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shaver
05-27-2001, 02:23 PM
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Just finished this one 18x24, watercolor and gouche " Greenbrier Valley " any comments would be appreciated, You dont have to be nice

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RMS

Rose Queen
05-27-2001, 03:08 PM
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MALARKEY
05-27-2001, 04:08 PM
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Sister Mary
05-27-2001, 06:09 PM
These are both very interesting to view. There is so much texture, what tools are you using?
SM

carly
05-27-2001, 07:42 PM
Again...a touch of expressionism to a traditional landscape scene. I love the movement you created with the ferns in the foreground! The sky makes me think of fireflies or fairies flitting about.

My only comment would be...the trees in the center are not very convincing as a focal area. Everything frames them..but they offer no pow!
Is this watercolor? or acrylic?
carly

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carly
05-27-2001, 07:44 PM
DUH...never mind! I just went back for another look...and read watercolor & gouache!
That's how you got the opaque look!
carly

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majaya
05-27-2001, 08:44 PM
the trees in the centre are not very convincing as a focal area
Are the trees meant to be the focal area or do they exist to point the eye up to the sky. I think the sky tells the story. Those creatures again! You might be interested in www.ourstolenfuture (http://www.ourstolenfuture) as a reference. Mary

taghera
05-27-2001, 08:54 PM
I like what I see, its a very interesting piece.

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shaver
05-27-2001, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the comments I somewhat tend to agree with your comments on the trees as a focal point I thought the area was unresolved as well. What I was going for in this piece was a funneled effect which brings your eyes into the middle of the field.

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RMS

baquitania
05-28-2001, 04:46 AM
shaver, malarkey showed this to me earliar in chat. It's magnificent. I love it, and would change nothing. But if you are looking for that starry night feel, perhaps your clouds should have less swirls from side to side and have some gradiating levels of color over the middle field where you wanted the focus. The ferns DO draw the eye up, and you have those colors, but I was thinking they should be less spread out, and only light above your focal point. Your clouds make my eye travel to the trees, which bring me back down, and into the ferns and up into the field. But if the clouds were less busy, they would make me stop and look downward right away. Think of the sky as a reflection of the ground, and the clouds to form a similiar form above the houses in the sky. I now it's gimmicky (I am really just trying to get you to do another, since I admire your style so) but it could work...
BUT then again, why do you need our eye to go into the field, when your color, style, and mood set far more appealing a view. I don't even think of it as a landscape. I see the color, and I think you took the sky and put neon lights in it, and hit the switch!!! It's killer...(can you tell I like it)

Studio224
05-28-2001, 05:20 AM
I think it's lovely and very peaceful to look at. If I would qualify it, I would say it's soothing...

Anne-Claire

lonie
05-28-2001, 08:01 AM
I love the affect you have achieved with gouche. I've never tried it before. Your painting is great.

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faymcivor
05-29-2001, 04:03 PM
lovely piece of work,it give you the feel as if it is done on glass,or the look of as if it is inks ,lovely colors http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Fay

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shaver
05-29-2001, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the comments Fay, Ryan


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RMS

Leaflin
05-29-2001, 09:34 PM
Lovely piece. That has got to be the Blue Ridge. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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shaver
05-29-2001, 10:19 PM
Thanks Leaflin, nice guess fellow Virginian, your right, I was in West Virginia looking east towards the Blue Ridge. thank you for the comments

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RMS

ameliajordan
05-30-2001, 01:04 PM
Wonderful colors in twisting ferns and mountains - WOW. The trees in the middle don't do much for me though. I think we need to get together for a blue ridge painting group!

shaver
05-30-2001, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the comments Amelia, Sure I would love aworkshop in the Blue Ridge, it is becoming my favorite area to paint.

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RMS