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03-12-2002, 11:47 AM
Here's an acrylic on paper that I did last summer at the Vines Botanical Gardens. They have a lovely hidden Japanese garden in the edge of the wooded area...its my favorite painting spot.
Perhaps we would all agree that visual communication is the common denominator of art. You certainly communicated to the viewers that serenity of this little Japanese garden. Well done. Yax
03-12-2002, 02:22 PM
Oh Carly... you make me wish that it was spring right now outside my window... that painting is truly wonderful...
03-12-2002, 02:30 PM
Where have I been... I can't believe that I just found this forum.
Carly, I find this a beautiful painting, and it makes me wish I could paint like this. I'm aware of your watercolors, and now this... this is beautiful. Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing this.
03-12-2002, 02:37 PM
it's a graciously gentle piece ! japanese gardens certainly offer more than lovely images. . .the simplicity, quietude, graceful lines sometimes broken with a few stronger shapes, all help us to join our physical selves with our spiritual selves.
thanks for sharing your work. :cat:
03-12-2002, 04:46 PM
This is just plain BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors and the serenity of the piece.
03-12-2002, 07:20 PM
.. I've been painting snow for 3 months and wanting to get out and get some new action ... this looks so warm and inviting .. great little piece.
03-13-2002, 03:20 PM
Super painting Carly, your colours are so fresh considering it was painted on the spot.
How do you handle acrylics outdoors? Don't they dry too quickly (I've never tried it myself).
Lovely! I like the way you've woven the colors throughout, and the soft light on the rocks.
03-13-2002, 05:06 PM
I paint quickly! First I lay in the larger shapes...then define them with broken color. I paint as fresh from the tube as possible...mixing the color on the support. This saves time in mixing! And I keep a spray bottle handy to mist my palette every few minutes. I usually work under an umbrella or in the shade of a tree, too. At this garden the overhead trees are dense...and light filters in nicely around noon to 2 pm! Which is a good time for me to paint!
I'm not an early bird..LOL. This painting was larger but I cropped it to the view you see (15x17) (when you paint on paper, that's easier)and it was finished in about 90 minutes.
03-13-2002, 11:01 PM
looks lovely that landscape! I love that combination of colors!
03-16-2002, 10:18 PM
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