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DFGray
01-20-2006, 11:06 AM
yesterday
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/1921-qbjan19sm.jpg
24 x 32" on board
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/1921-endodaysm.jpg
end of the day
back to the nude today

Mike_Beeman
01-20-2006, 12:35 PM
Dan,
This brought back memories of my visit to Qualicum Beach a few years ago...great job!!
Also enjoyed viewing your jazz and nude paintings...very nice!
Mike

Kristrotter
01-20-2006, 12:42 PM
This is beautiful Dan! You can just feel the cold damp air when you look at this. The colors are wonderful.

PeggyB
01-20-2006, 04:06 PM
Awh Dan, a signature piece - I'd know it was your's anywhere. Beautiful and it describes the weather we Pacific NorthWetters are "enjoying" perfectly.

Peggy

David Patterson
01-20-2006, 05:01 PM
Lovely Dan, I need to take a trip up north to check out your beaches.

HarvestMoon
01-20-2006, 05:31 PM
wow- beautiful painting of a really lovely spot!!!
Linda

DFGray
01-20-2006, 06:31 PM
Thanks Mike, worked with the nude today

Kristie my fingers are the first to go out on days like this it always seems cooler at the shore

Pretty wet here Peggy ...but its where we live!, we could have a pastel camp here, there is a great oldfashioned summer camp with the best views
available

Hi David , I should try to get in to the Northwest Pastel Society do you find it helpful?

Thanks Purples...peace

Pinecone Conniff
01-20-2006, 07:02 PM
OH NO!!:eek: Did you forget your easle again?? That's a big painting to have to use the ol' driftwood easle...
Love the color & peaceful feeling this one has...I especially like the pines on the right. Super!!:clap:
Annette

DFGray
01-20-2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks Annette had easle, I am trying for arty pics when the pastel is on the way home, I have found that clients that receive a cd with a few pics of the progress that day, are very pleased! a small j peg of their piece and bio are on cd, also I give them 6 cards with their piece with my website on back
all marketing after the pastel is paid for!
my galleries think this kind of followup is too much work!

Bringer
01-20-2006, 07:33 PM
Hi,

This is one of your best ones, in my opinion.
Full of dimension. One can feel oneself immersed in the painting.

Regards,

Josť

watergirl
01-20-2006, 08:58 PM
Absolutely perfect! Really captures the place!

DFGray
01-21-2006, 12:41 PM
Thanks Jose and Molly

dlake
01-21-2006, 12:51 PM
Dan,
It has a kinda haunting feel to it. Marvelous.
diane

momof6
01-21-2006, 10:19 PM
The beach in your painting is more lovely than the real thing! Yours looks so peaceful and natural, the "photo" has background sounds of a group of 20 somethings with damp bottoms sitting against the log drinking beer at night... Oh, that was me... a long, long time ago!

Nancy Leone
01-21-2006, 10:32 PM
Another beauty, Dan.
Do you work back and forth between water and sky...or does the sky come first?
It amazes me how you can put in those dots of dark value in water and sky and they seem to work perfectly.

DFGray
01-21-2006, 11:46 PM
Hi Tracy, there was that group staying in a beach cabin where I was painting
different ones came out on the porch to indulge in smoking
Thanks Nancy, Horizon line then sky then the rest of the stuff

Tom Behnke
01-22-2006, 05:31 AM
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Wow. Great atmosphere. I will concur that the painting is better than the photo. The viewer is totally sucked into that sky. Acrophobes should not view this. ;)

Great job. That is what the skies in my paintings strive in vain to achieve.

doe
01-22-2006, 08:37 AM
Beautiful winter colors and marks too of course!:)

Katherine T
01-22-2006, 11:32 AM
I can only echo others - very atmospheric and lovely wintry feel to it. And I do so like those photos of the work against the subject. :)

DFGray
01-22-2006, 01:10 PM
Thank you Tom the winter skies are more paintable than those cloudless blue
summer skies,
Thanks Doe and Katherine, hope to get out today

CindyW
01-22-2006, 08:36 PM
Dan, love the blue in the bottom grasses and LOVE the pink in the water!
Cindy

James or Jimmy Jim
01-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Hey Dan, you're everywhere. :D

Great work, as usual!

Shane Keene
01-25-2006, 12:07 AM
This is gorgeous. I love your use (and control of) broken color.

Artaholic
01-25-2006, 01:45 AM
Wow!! I love your dramatic use of line and color:clap: :clap: