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09-26-2006, 07:25 PM
Spent a glorious day yesterday painting on location on the road to Mt. Evans, Evergreen, CO. Plein air landscape, painted with knives. Comments are greatly appreciated.
09-26-2006, 07:27 PM
That is very nice!
It does bother me a bit that the trees are all in the middle, but that's a very minor thing. I love the atmosphere you have in this...can I ask what size it is and what kind of knives you use?
09-26-2006, 07:42 PM
gorgeous work and unusual composition, looks like you had a great day!
09-26-2006, 07:45 PM
Was admiring those stacked tomatos of yours in the small thread.
Beautiful work here too.
09-26-2006, 08:11 PM
Carey: Thanks! *slaps forehead* I forgot to put the size - duh! :) So sorry. It's a 9" x 12". Hmmm...I don't know the sizes of the painting knives off the top of my head, but I mostly used a small, pointy-tipped, diamond shaped knife and another diamond-shaped knife with a rounded tip.
antgeek: Thanks so much! Yes, it was a lovely day. Colorado is very pretty this time of year (and it ain't shabby at any other time either ;) ) I like to push the limits on composition, even break some rules, play around with it -as long as the painting ultimately works...and sometimes they don't.
iii: I'm so pleased you liked the tomatoes! I love painting tomatoes - not as much as eating them though. LOL Thank you for your vote of confidence on this painting too.
09-26-2006, 08:58 PM
Really pretty! What type of style do you call this? I'm such a realist, I don't know what any other types are known by (almost).
09-26-2006, 09:23 PM
excelente trabajo!!! realmente se siente el otoņo
09-26-2006, 09:48 PM
Lovely, Nic! I see you and Wes were out at the same spot -- interesting how different your paintings are!
09-26-2006, 10:12 PM
Goobiemom: Thanks! Style? How about High-Altitude, Low-Oxygen, Sun-burned Impressionism? LOL :D
ajcastro: Gracias! Your post made me smile. :)
((((Rose)))): Thanks hon! Yes, different visions to be sure...and slighty different directions. It's amazing how much variety the mountains of Colorado contain. We had fun!!! :cat:
I like it...having the trees in the center is almost like having it matted w/o a mat!
09-27-2006, 08:57 AM
Emotion, symphony of colors and values!
Excellent piece of work the compostion really works,
Best wishes, Ken..
09-27-2006, 10:00 AM
09-27-2006, 11:06 AM
dotb: Thanks! Ah yes, I see what you mean. I hadn't thought of that! LOL
Eduardo: Thanks so much, Eduardo! I like that "symphony" - all the different colors of the changing leaves, rustling in the wind is absolutely a visual and auditory symphony.
plec: Thanks Ken! I'm gratified that the composition works for you. It works for me too, but it's likely not going to going to please others. LOL
Moonduck: (great name, by the way!) Thanks for your comment. I greatly appreciate the vote of confidence.
09-27-2006, 01:59 PM
09-27-2006, 02:19 PM
Love the texture, contrasting colors...
really well done knife work :thumbsup:
09-27-2006, 06:46 PM
Personally, I think its beautiful.
09-28-2006, 06:39 AM
...Eduardo: Thanks so much, Eduardo! I like that "symphony" - all the different colors of the changing leaves, rustling in the wind is absolutely a visual and auditory symphony...
One point I forgot to mention, is that your choice of using knives for representing vegetation is excellent: great effects of broken strokes!
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