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taghera
06-04-2001, 05:26 PM
Hi all, this is one of Constables oils, which I done today in watercolours, its called "The Entrance to Fen Lane" and was painted by Constable in 1826.

Watercolour 14x10 140lb paper
As always all comments welcome, and thanks for looking. The picture is not as yellow as it appears here, scanners eh?????

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Yorky
06-04-2001, 06:38 PM
Good rendition of a difficult subject. Came over very yellow on my screen though. I have been trying to paint English landscapes for sometime now, and find it extremely difficult to get the perspective of the field pattern, both geometric and aerial to work. One day I will crack it.

Doug

taghera
06-04-2001, 06:48 PM
Thanks Doug, I know it appears yellow, put that one down to the scanner lol. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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olika
06-04-2001, 09:15 PM
Other than the yellow hue, it looks good. :)

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Why do I make it so hard?
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Rod
06-05-2001, 04:43 AM
Looks great, would love to see the original constable. I have tweaked your image and removed some of the yellow,
Rod.

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Studio224
06-05-2001, 05:08 AM
Oh Boy!

I had the same idea then Rod, and also corected the colors... Tell us now hugh, which one is the more resemblant to your original?

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Anyway, i think that copy of yours is great, still... it's not a Constable anymore, i can recognize a "Taghera" here: the greens, the foliage, the land have your signature indeed...

Anne-Claire
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billyg
06-05-2001, 06:58 AM
Well said Anne-Marie.It does have your touch Hugh and I am sure the origintor would have been delighted with your representation. Good Stuff.
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ps, Was Constable a Millionaire Hugh?. Also theres something for you to lookat in Drawing.

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oleCC
06-05-2001, 07:07 AM
That change of colors that Rod did seems more likely... but your painting is great! Yes, scanners can literally ruin the color schemes on these postings...UGH
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Carol

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taghera
06-05-2001, 04:48 PM
Wow thanks Rod and Anne-Claire, of the two Rod's is more closer to my orginal, but both are a long way better than the monstrosity I posted,for that I thank you.

Gerri,-- thanks.
Billy, --- will have a look in drawing now, thanks, not sure if Constable was a millionaire Billy, but if he had to rely on scanners to sell his pictures he wouldn't sold many. lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif sure all the millionaires are living in NZ now anyhow. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Carol, scanners---- well enought said lol, we can't live without them, and we can't live with them lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


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faymcivor
06-08-2001, 03:31 PM
Great Hugh,is this so that if you change a 1/3 of it ,it then becomes your original??but I dont think it does apply by just changing colours though, it has tobe the whole painting doesn't it?? Fay


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taghera
06-08-2001, 06:12 PM
Fay, I'm claiming it anyhow. lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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BobH
06-08-2001, 09:00 PM
Another beautiful painting, Hugh. I particularly like your sky and the trees on the right side.

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Bob

taghera
06-08-2001, 09:23 PM
Thanks for your comments Bob. Rods image above would be close to my original. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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TeAnne
06-09-2001, 09:25 PM
I think you wouldn't be in breech of copyrite as he has been dead more than 50 years and not sure if he has any living relatives. Whereas with VVGogh, he has rellies living.
Hugh, This is great, as usual http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Well done. I can see past the yellow, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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taghera
06-09-2001, 09:43 PM
Thanks TeAnne. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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