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04-26-2007, 11:38 PM
Finished this up today...this is just north of where I live. Went through there a week ago and snapped this reference photo with all of those clouds rolling by. There wasn't much strong shadows on the trees in the ref...maybe I should have added them just to make the light source more readable...not sure.
This is the last of my wide format canvases so I need to hit up an art store now. Hope you like it.
All C&C gladly welcome....
12"x24" Oil on canvas
04-26-2007, 11:51 PM
Wow, I love this. Incredible skies, of course!
04-27-2007, 12:10 AM
Great painting Ron, I like how the eye first hits the trees, then moves across with the clouds and the horizon and returns with the furrows or lines in the field to the foreground. Well laid out and beautifully painting Ron! Brian
04-27-2007, 12:15 AM
Ron man...if you didn't show the close up I would have thought I was looking at a photograph! Stunning,as always:)
04-27-2007, 12:48 AM
Hi hbstone - Thanks, the skies had great clouds and a nice change of late evening colors....and it was fun to paint!
Hi Brian - Well, I'd like to take credit for the composition but this was more just cropping a good scene. I did however plan the size of the trees to be pretty much eye grabbing along with their dark contrasting colors. Thanks Brian!
Hi Tony - See...that brings up your painting loose thing Tony. I was painting pretty loose but lately have been getting tighter in my work with these wide format scenes....I'll have to keep that in mind. As my nepheew says, "Good looking out!"
04-27-2007, 08:49 AM
As always, you've done a great job on your sky. The clouds are beautifully done. This wide format really pays justice to such a lovely panoramic view!
The composition looks well balanced. The furrows in the dirt on the left perfectly balance the weight of the trees on the right. Great job! I look forward to seeing more.:thumbsup:
04-27-2007, 10:08 AM
Ron, this is a wonderful composition. The depth is amazing as well as your clouds. Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
04-27-2007, 11:25 AM
nothing needed .. looks very good Ron ..
04-27-2007, 12:29 PM
Hi Kathy - Thanks for the comments....I am surprised the sky worked as it did...it was pretty busy up there and I thought I'd goof it. I'm starting to love doing clouds! hahaha.
Hi Mike - Thanks for taking a look and the nice comments. I'm really happy with this one.
Hi Wayne - I'm glad you said that....I'm off on another one as soon as this typing is over. Thanks Wayne.
04-27-2007, 01:25 PM
Well, Ron, everybody's already said it all. Great sky, great comp, a nice, beautiful day. I like the way the mountain range in the distance is stronger on the left, and fades in the trees. Nice touch. Beautiful job!
04-27-2007, 05:10 PM
You nailed this one Ron:clap: :clap: Superb painting-your best yet.
04-27-2007, 05:41 PM
hello there ron
ron there is just nothing that is bad about this one that is for sure
scale is great in this painting ,,mountain looks real nice in the background
you are makein some real killer paintings ,,,,i think you are on a roll now ron
keep it going .....have a good day and stay safe :thumbsup: mike
04-27-2007, 09:53 PM
Beautiful and inspiring painting.
04-28-2007, 08:52 AM
beautimus!!! Great one Ron! :clap:
04-28-2007, 09:43 AM
Gorgeous Ron! The depth you achieve is really amazing - puts me right there!
04-28-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Ralph - Thanks for the kind words....good eyes too, I wondered if anyone would catch that.
Hi Rick - Still trying to catch up to you pros! Thanks Rick.
Hi Mike - If I can just turn out decent paintings I'll be happy. Thanks!
Hi Simon - Thanks for taking a look and taking the time to make your comments Simon. Means a lot.
Hi Larry - Thanks Larry. Nice of you to check it out.
Hi Teresa - I tried to push it back there a bit. Thanks Teresa!
04-28-2007, 11:19 PM
This one feels the most all around working on every level one you have done.:clap: :clap: :clap: Take fifteen of these to Ralph and I would think you were in.
04-29-2007, 12:19 AM
Thanks! 1 down, 14 to go....hahaha. Honestly, I haven't started the next one because I started to get a toothache at the end of this one and it's kicking my butt now....got to go to Mr. Dentist as soon as I can....advil not working anymore.
04-29-2007, 05:24 AM
Definitely better than any photo. Everything has a soft like edge, a dreamy like quality. Very relaxing and idyllic.
04-29-2007, 01:38 PM
Thanks for the comments. I'm trying to keep my edges soft thanks to the influence of lots of painters here on WC and elsewhere in the world. Makes for a nice effect.
04-29-2007, 02:38 PM
Nice piece Ron. It has been fun to watch your growth. You have been turning out some nice stuff.
04-30-2007, 12:23 PM
As always your sky is awesome! I really like your work-just keeps getting better & better.
04-30-2007, 02:07 PM
Hi Les - Thanks for taking a look. Things are going in the right direction so far. Hope it stays that way.
Hi Gail - Glad you like the sky in this one. Thanks for the comments Gail....very nice of you.
04-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Please tell us you took some photos while this was in progress.
05-01-2007, 01:44 AM
Normally I do take pics on a lot of paintings and right after starting this one I decided to take some here....but, my camera battery was dead and would have to wait about 2 hours...so I just painted it. I'll do some on one of the upcoming ones. Sorry.
05-01-2007, 08:57 AM
:clap: I love it :clap:
You are able to put such beauty in simple scenes. Ahhh! love the mood.:wave:
05-01-2007, 10:30 AM
Ron It's all been said. Great painting! I like your soft colors
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