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05-06-2006, 08:57 PM
12x9 oil on canvas. Went on a bike ride last weekend & enjoyed painting this. Great weather. Any C&C's welcome.

05-06-2006, 09:02 PM
Very nice!
The foreground strokes make this piece almost look like it was done in pastel.
Good depth too.


05-06-2006, 10:14 PM

I agree, good depth. Your mountain is really good. You've got gradated haze at the bottom to clearer color at the top... that's correct on the Wasatch front :). Nice snow on the mountains!

Small nit: I would recommend using warmer yellows close. Remember warm colors advance, cool colors recede. Looks like you've used a naples yellow on those grasses, which pull them forward, then a very cool lemon for flowers which pushes them back.

A fine job, again showing your continuous improvement.

05-07-2006, 07:40 AM
Really nice treatment of the grasses and whatnot on the hilldside, nice comp too!

05-07-2006, 09:20 AM
My first reaction was, "OMG, I'm so envious that you can go for a bike ride and see this!" What a fabulous spot to paint. Love the bursts of yellow in the foreground.


05-07-2006, 12:03 PM
Thanks so much for all of your kind comments. I agree w/ Brian so I think I will put a little warmer yellow in the foreground. Thanks for the help:)

05-08-2006, 12:04 PM
You created a nice picture with a good depth in it. It would be nice to see a little more of the house. Looks like the old farmhouses here in the black forest.