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dfwebb
10-30-2006, 07:13 PM
I've been awol for a while. Had surgery and haven't been getting around to well. I got back to painting a couple of weeks ago and have done these two.

The Winter scene is 16 X 20 on stretched canvas.

The Fall scene is from a photo in the RIL by Larry Seiler and is 9 X 12 on canvas panel. I took some liberties with the season. Thanks Larry.

Thanks for looking. C & C welcome.

dreamz
10-30-2006, 08:44 PM
both are very nice but I really like the winter scene brrrrrr

good luck on your convelesence

Rosebudlr
10-30-2006, 10:59 PM
Wow, I too love the winter scene the most! I can just picture a nice buck lurking there in the woods about to cross the stream. That is a great painting there.

dfwebb
10-30-2006, 11:35 PM
Thanks dreamz and rosebud. The fall scene was an attempt to try a different style. I'm not sure if it worked or not.

Lady Carol
10-30-2006, 11:46 PM
Both are very well done.

dreamz
10-31-2006, 02:30 AM
I like the fall scene, although the bright green in the distant trees seems to need some darks or something to break them up and pop them a little more. By its self its a very good painting but when side by side with the winter scene....but then its easy to enjoy winter scenes when your in florida!

RobS
10-31-2006, 03:14 AM
Hi Larry,
I like them both, great use of color. they both have a story to tell. I don't know if you thought about placing some figures on the beach, I think they will complement the scene.
Rob

dfwebb
10-31-2006, 08:41 AM
Thanks Carol.

Dreamz, I know what you mean. I'm in Oklahoma now, but lived in central Mexico for a couple of years. While there, it made Winter seem nostalgic. Now that I'm back where it actually gets cold, I don't see it the same way.

Rob, No I hadn't thought of that, but will give it some consideration. It's not too late to include some other elements. Thanks.

gurleygirl
10-31-2006, 10:09 AM
These are great!
Tracey

dfwebb
10-31-2006, 04:55 PM
Thanks Tracey. Glad you like them.

I made a couple of changes this morning to push the far point back more. It seemed to be reading as an extension of the one in the foreground rather than a separate point in the distance.

Here it is with the changes.

objectivistartist
10-31-2006, 07:18 PM
MUCH improved..... nice going.....:)

Robert

Don (Pappy) Flascher
10-31-2006, 10:51 PM
WOW!! I had surgery and my next paintings didn't look that good LOL. I too am more impressed with the winter sceen. It's beautiful.

Don (Pappy) Flascher

dfwebb
10-31-2006, 10:58 PM
Thanks Robert and Don.

I always seem to have a better feeling about the last one I painted (in this case the Fall scene.) No real reason, it just seems to work that way.

objectivistartist
10-31-2006, 11:41 PM
Well - still like the winter one better.... :lol:

Robert

dfwebb
10-31-2006, 11:54 PM
Robert, I understand. I was just explaining my own quirk.

dlwms
11-01-2006, 12:16 AM
I really like them both. I like the colors in the second painting a lot.

fala
11-01-2006, 01:38 AM
They are both great but I love the fall scene especially the way you enhanced it even more.

Grob
11-01-2006, 01:27 PM
I'm impressed with how the modest changes to the shadows on the shore made such a dramatic improvement in the depth of the peice. Good eye!

talloaks
11-01-2006, 01:37 PM
I love the fall scene. I am curious. What colors did you use as an undercoat.

Shirl

dfwebb
11-02-2006, 12:21 AM
Shirl,

Glad you liked it. I toned the canvas with a very light wash of burnt sienna with just a little cad red light mixed in. It was something I read about recently and I think I like the way it worked out.

Dave

dfwebb
11-02-2006, 11:28 PM
Dan, Annette, Grob,

Thanks for your kind comments. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I don't know what happened, but I couldn't see your posts when I responded to Shirl.

Dave