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shaver
05-30-2001, 06:03 PM
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Blue Ridge Landscape #8
9x12 watercolor
any suggestions???

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RMS

Rose Queen
05-30-2001, 06:20 PM
Wow! I'm from Asheville originally, but this really reminds me more of the San Gabriels in Southern California, which may be a function of the purple more than anything. The only thing I'd like to see is a bit of the red of the tree trunks on the right side of the painting to sort of pull it together. If you look at the left and right halves of the picture, the left half is more colorful, which gives it more emphasis. You've got some of the yellow in the sky, now move a little of the red over. Maybe put a little purple between the trunks of the trees because the green you have there now is a little too light. It sort of looks like the light from the sky is supposed to be showing through, but the color's not right for that. Otherwise, it's a lovely painting and I wish I painted half so well!

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Leaflin
05-30-2001, 08:28 PM
I'm so glad you posted another one of the Blue Ridge. I love your work.
(I used to live on Bowman Street just off of Williamson Road.)
Is this by any chance Sharp Top at the Peaks of Otter?

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Leaflin

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majaya
05-30-2001, 08:43 PM
Ah! Another 'Shaver'!! How wonderful to have a unique style that spells your name. I see what Rose Queen is saying ...now that it has been pointed out. Do you have any of your work for sale on line?? Mary

shaver
05-30-2001, 08:52 PM
Rose Queen, I agree with your comments the right side does need some red to tie it together. Thanks, sometimes I just quit a painting and leave it unresolved. Like this one now Im looking foward to getting back to this one.
Leaflin you amaze me, because my style is not even close to realistic yet you knew this was the peaks of otter. The Blue Ridge has been the bane of my inspiration lately I go up there nearly every day. In fact I just completed a series of 10 watercolors of the Blue Ridge thank you for your intrest.

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RMS

shaver
05-30-2001, 08:59 PM
Mary, thank you for your intrest. Yes I have quite a bit of work for sale online. Feel free to check out any of these sites www.keemogallery.com (http://www.keemogallery.com) www.starvingartists.net (http://www.starvingartists.net) www.allinto.com (http://www.allinto.com) this site has my most recent
If you click on Ryan Shaver you can access my paintings
Once again thank you for your intrest and feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions

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RMS

Sister Mary
05-30-2001, 10:30 PM
Ryan: I love your art!!!! What kind of paper are you using? Is this really watercolor???? I am fascinated by your style. Please share the process. I am so intrigued, I am obsessing over your creations.
sisterMary(No, I am not a nun!) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

shaver
05-30-2001, 11:01 PM
Sister Mary, so glad you enjoy my paintings, Thank you. This is a watercolor entitled Blue Ridge Landscape #10, watercolor, 9x12
on arches aquarelle.

Ill try and explain my process so that it sheds light on the painting you see. I've been asked that question alot, " is this really a watercolor??? "

I begin my watercolors with an underpainting much like oil or acrylics, consisting of basic washes and compositional lines. This is probably the only part of my painting that is traditional. My next step is thick layerings of watercolor paint right out of the tube. Using hardly any water. my reasoning for this is the rich vivid colors you can achieve. The final step is more layerings in detail, light to dark and sometimes dark to light. Hope this makes sense. Another reason my watercolors might look different from more traditional wcolors is the colors, they are often exagerated to convey feeling or mood. Realism kind of bores me (sorry)I want to show people the emotion and feeling of a landscape.
Thanks again for the comments, Where is Chester Va.??

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RMS

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Rosemarie
05-31-2001, 05:49 AM
Wow!
There is nothing to comment really! The moods show. Keep posting.

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Rosemarie

Lynda Mortensen
05-31-2001, 10:25 AM
Wonderful - I like your style and the colour choice is superb.

shaver
05-31-2001, 01:23 PM
Rosemarie, how goes in Sweden, thanks for the comments.
Linda, Thank you, wish I was in Colorado right now, so nice in the spring/summer


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RMS

rsmak
05-31-2001, 11:07 PM
lovely,like it!
rosanna

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Lise
06-01-2001, 12:42 AM
Simply gorgeous! I moved from Roanoke a year ago. Miss the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Thank you for sharing your paintings.

Lise
06-01-2001, 12:43 AM
Simply gorgeous! I moved from Roanoke a year ago. Miss the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Thank you for sharing your paintings.

faymcivor
06-01-2001, 06:04 AM
lovely painting pleasant to look at nice colors Fay

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shaver
06-01-2001, 01:09 PM
THANK YOU everyone

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RMS

Cindy
06-01-2001, 01:27 PM
wOw~!!!