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les lull
03-27-2006, 11:36 AM
A study for a larger painting. Pushed the color envelope pretty hard on this one. Too far????

16 X 20 acrylic on board.

03-27-2006, 11:39 AM
It is wonderful....No you did not push the color too far....mas:clap:

03-27-2006, 11:45 AM
didn't push it to hard for me. Has a nice vibrancy to it. Reminds me of those very clear brilliant Florida days when everything is just right.

Charlie's Mum
03-27-2006, 11:47 AM
I like it!
Nice change from a rainy, grey, England today ;)

Lady Carol
03-27-2006, 11:56 AM
Fabulous. This would look great really really big.

03-27-2006, 12:09 PM
Fabulous colour! :thumbsup:

03-27-2006, 01:20 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: I love love love it....great stuff Les.

Margaret 59
03-27-2006, 04:12 PM
There you go again Les - another great painting and it's not too bright.

Leslie Pz
03-27-2006, 04:13 PM
LOVE the palette!!! Your angle is so dramatic and very pleasing!!! Well done!

03-27-2006, 08:33 PM
Too far?
Heck no. I think it's fantastic.
Wish my finished pieces were as good as your "studies".

03-27-2006, 08:55 PM
This painting is beautiful. If the trunks had a little more definition it would be 100% wonderful.
I have not seen many palm trees and the ones I did see the trunks were quiet rough.
I love the bright colors and the brown leaves under the green is awesome.
Not being critical, but a suggestion. No changes and it is still a great painting.
And yes it looks like it is 96 degrees on a hot and dry sandy beach along the Gulf.


les lull
03-27-2006, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the photo silverlady. The photo that you posted is a queen palm trunk. The study that I posted is a fan palm. You are right about the trunks being a little rougher in your memory. In some area they will leave the dead fronds on the tree, in some areas the will trim the ends of the fronds and leave the base, some areas they prefer the frond to be completely removed and the trunk will have very little texture. Thanks for the input.

03-28-2006, 03:46 AM
Great Pic Les - no you didn't push the colours too far - it's lovely. Complementaries are yummy!


mrs willow
03-28-2006, 04:02 AM
Hi les:wave: I love the angle, love the colours, love the texture....agree with
Lady Carol.....this would look fabulous really big!

Elaine B
03-28-2006, 12:42 PM
It's an unusual perspective looking up at the palms like that - but it really works well. The colors are wonderful - like your style!

03-28-2006, 04:32 PM
I'm in total agreement with the comments. This is one of my favorites of your work. How large do you think the painting you do from the study will be? Just being curious :D


les lull
03-28-2006, 04:35 PM
I was thinking that I would do this one about 48 X 60. That may be a little ambitious though.

03-28-2006, 05:11 PM
That size would be spectacular. Hope you decide to paint it that size :D


les lull
03-28-2006, 07:13 PM
I hope to be able to get started on it after May 1rst. I have been trying to muster the courage to enter Arts For The Parks. I have some sketches I am working out. Who knows, the jury selection is pretty tough.

03-29-2006, 06:01 AM
I love the perspective and the colour is amazing! FANTASTIC! :thumbsup: