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05-31-2001, 12:52 AM
This piece began as an attempt at Rod's leaves. I didn't have Ultramarine Blue...mine is Ultramarine Deep. The result was a little drap so I tried to lighten it up with lemon yellow Yuk! This was an attempt to rectify a screwed up receipe. I would appreceiate your critique...personally I think I should stick to being more conceptual I really don't think I was meant to be a realist http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Thanks for looking Mary
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05-31-2001, 07:20 AM
I see what you mean about your yellow but when I look at your painting it comes across to me as sunlight. You have matched the lighting on the leaves to where you placed your yellow so it all fits. Yes I agree that the leaves are not overly realistic but I like the overall effect. I am not up enough on art to say whether it is abstract or not but it gives me the feel of late Fall. You have movement through the painting like the leaves are going to lift off the tree. I do really like it *smile*

Why do I make it so hard?

Lynda Mortensen
05-31-2001, 10:13 AM
I see what you mean about the colours too, but I think it might have more to do with the paper you used? What was it? Also, maybe using a wet-on-dry technique for the sky, on rough paper, would leave plenty of white patches which are very effective for giving some movement and 'sparkle' into the sky - if it is windy for instance, which would tie in with the fluttering leaves. It would also give some texture to the tree bark. The leaves are really good - nice autumnal colours, and I like the way they reflect the yellow light too.
Best wishes, Lynda

05-31-2001, 02:06 PM
This has a surrealist look about it that I like...the falling leaves disconnected say..freedom. The tree represents that from which they have escaped.

The colors work fine...just remember that lemon yellow is rather opaque and will look heavy if used as a wash. I like it to drop into a fresh wet blue...it will displace the blue and create tiny little green patterns where the two blend.

"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

06-01-2001, 10:20 AM
Thank you olika, Lynda and Carly
olika I am happy that you have gotten the 'feel' of it. I feel that I have accomplished something if someone else has gotten the message. Lynda, the paper is Canson Montval watercolour block. I's almost finished and I think I will try Arches. Perhaps it may make a difference. Thank you for your tips for the sky and the bark. Carly, I have been trying out your paint dropping style...having fun with it but I still lack the confidence. Mary

06-01-2001, 05:08 PM
Mary just plunge for it after all it's only paper!!!!this is where you achieve experience
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06-01-2001, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by faymcivor:
Mary just plunge for it after all it's only paper!!!!this is where you achieve experience
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Fay

Exactly Mary, though I quite like this piece. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Every child is an artist, The problem is to remain an artist when he grows up,----Pablo Ruizy Picasso.