View Full Version : Hammonassett View

08-19-2005, 05:56 PM
I've done this view a few times and thought it would make a good larger painting. I WAS going to try and do a BIG PA, but I chickened out LOL.
First the two PA's in the order they were done, then the studio version....

Hammonassett Sky


Clouds Over Hammonassett


Studio Version alla prima 3hrs.

Hammonassett View

(this seems a little dark in the jpeg)

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08-19-2005, 07:18 PM
Hi Jan. Love the serenity of the valley in the studio piece. In the first study ground and sky work well together but the clouds seem a little heavy for the ground in the studio piece.

08-20-2005, 08:23 AM
Hi Robert...heavy? :confused: meaning too much value contrast within the clouds? That's my first thought...or are they too large/too many clouds, too much activity in the brushwork ???

08-20-2005, 01:11 PM
I like the shapes but the contrast and heavy brushwork seem at odds with the sensitive way the ground was painted.

08-20-2005, 01:15 PM
Got it! Thanks!

Bart W
08-21-2005, 06:20 AM
Hej Jan,

There probably is no need to post this anymore since your last "got it!" but I agree with Robert. Seems like the tree is asking for too much attention. Especially in PA nr. 2 and your studio work the clouds are the subject. So I actually removed the trees in photoshop and thought that that worked better. I'm absolutely not suggesting that you should remove the trees -but maybe less contrast etc. The studio piece looks really well on the right side f.e.x.

Love your PA nr. 1 btw. There seems to be a nice tension between the clouds and the foreground so that I actually don't really know what the main "eye catcher" is of the two. That gives it a balanced look IMO.

08-21-2005, 06:33 PM
Thanks Bart and Robert..I suspected that there was to much contrast in the clouds, I've glazed them twice with a thin milky glaze which has toned them down and softened them. They might need another glaze...I'll see after this one dries. Bart I also noticed some tension with the tree...now that the clouds are softer there seems to be less fighting between them in fact the whole piece is pulling together in a more complete way. Isn't it fun to have photoshop though, to play the "What if...." game LOL

Bart W
08-22-2005, 06:42 AM
Isn't it fun to have photoshop though, to play the "What if...." game LOLYes, it's fun Jan -and usefull! But there are more - cheaper - smaller programs that sort of can help playing the "What if..." game. Bet there's one you can download somewhere -I just don't know nothing about it. Maybe you have already one on your computer?
Suppose that fantasy - imagination and perhaps a pare of scissors are actually even better -don't think Rembrandt had Photoshop f.ex....

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