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JeffG
03-29-2007, 07:29 PM
11 x 14", egg tempera on RealGesso Panel.

This is one of the river towns in New Jersey, how it will look in about another month's time.

I'm still working on the water. Sometimes you just have to put something away and come back to it with fresh eyes. :o

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2007/1883-et_viewLamb_wip550.jpg

pinkrybns
03-29-2007, 07:44 PM
Did you do a view of this from the other side of that bridge, or am I imagining things?

Sticking a pigment question in ... Have you ever used pigment by Lukas? worth it or not?

JeffG
03-29-2007, 07:59 PM
Yes, "View of New Hope" is a summer view looking the other way. There are 4 bridges on the Delaware river small towns in this area, all a similar green box-girder style. I love these views and you'll see more of them from me.

I've never tried Lukas pigments. They're one of the few I haven't tried. I've found little difference in dry pigments from different manufacturers when it comes to the basic colors.

pinkrybns
03-29-2007, 08:05 PM
Thank you for answering the Lukas question Jeff. I can get them here locally and a bit less expensive than the Schmincke colors.

Is there something about the water in this piece that you don't like? Looks pretty fine to me...but we are our own worst critics, huh?

Old Tex
03-29-2007, 10:08 PM
Jeff, I am always amazed at what you do with egg tempera. This is nice!

meglyman
03-30-2007, 09:55 PM
Beautiful, as always. I'm impressed by the geometrical / perspective work on the bridge, especially considering it's so small!
Meg

RedEquus
04-05-2007, 06:35 AM
Absolutely lovely painting. I like everything about it, the only thing it needs is a frame. Beautiful job.

Janice

LarrySeiler
04-09-2007, 04:47 PM
I wish I were a bit more outstanding of a painter myself, Jeff...just so my expression of being impressed with this piece of yours might have greater weight! Certainly deserving of such...

wonderful....:clap: :thumbsup:

JeffG
04-12-2007, 10:08 AM
Thanks all, that's very kind of you.

Two interesting things about this scene:

1: This town has flooded 3 times in the past 3 years, to the extent that the river goes up to the road deck of the bridge:

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/floodingseptember04.htm

2: One of my galleries (http://www.deschampsgallery.com) is pictured in this scene, and this painting will be shown there with a group opening this Saturday. Last June, the building that this gallery is in flooded, but there was plenty of time to move the art (glad i work small).

cmwynn
04-25-2007, 10:12 PM
Impressive. I, too, wonder what you don't like about the water. Please post this again if you change it and explain why.