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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....
Clouds Over Hammonassett
Studio Version alla prima 3hrs.
(this seems a little dark in the jpeg)
08-19-2005, 08:18 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.
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, 02:11 PM
I like the shapes but the contrast and heavy brushwork seem at odds with the sensitive way the ground was painted.
08-21-2005, 07:20 AM
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.
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
08-22-2005, 07:42 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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