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barryt
12-14-2005, 10:54 AM
I thought of Maria, and Christmas, so I have posted this I've just finished, and dedicate it to Maria and her family. The ref photo was taken about 45 years ago in the Italian part of Switzerland near Lake Locarno. I was sitting in the church about to take a photo when this old lady walked in and sat down. We were the only two in there. It was a time exposure of several seconds. I have painted several versions of this over the years, in watercolors, this is the first digital: Paainter 8 sargent brush, cloning and a little freehand. I usually try to paint looser than this and freer, but the detail made that difficult.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2005/70662-Not_Alone.jpg


a detail:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2005/70662-Not_Alone_detail.jpg

Bytemebabs
12-14-2005, 11:01 AM
Beautifully done!!!!!! And the detail makes it!

LadyAlba
12-14-2005, 11:12 AM
Just Beautiful Barry and I'm with you especially if you are painting an alter it is hard not to get detailed (with me it would be guilt if I didn't) ;o)

justjean
12-14-2005, 01:15 PM
Lovely work Barry and you have really set the mood with your choice of colours, a place to sit in solitude and meditate:clap: :clap: :clap:

leofaerie17
12-14-2005, 04:59 PM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

very serene i could spend time there for sure it looks devine:clap: :clap:

D.Malone
12-14-2005, 06:03 PM
Berry,

This is a beautiful piece. I would love to be able to paint this loose even if you think it is a little tight. Your use of light is incredible.

Dave

barryt
12-15-2005, 05:46 AM
Babs, Marge, Jean and Bev, your all as kind as usual :)
Dave, thanks, I wish I could paint as smooth and accurate as you. ;)

maria_khurram
12-15-2005, 06:37 AM
Oh, thank you Barry. Thanks for remembering us.

I like the dramatic light and the details you have acheived with loose style. Great job.

Shan Khurram
12-15-2005, 09:15 AM
Thanks for keeping us in mind. That is such a beautiful painting. :clap: :clap:

barryt
12-15-2005, 02:09 PM
Thank you, Maria and Shan. My thoughts are with you.