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Old Tex
05-22-2007, 10:07 PM
Continuing to explore light and color.

C&C welcome as always.

Gouache 8x10
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2007/100938-Peaceful_Morning.jpg

rdp
05-23-2007, 08:59 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! This one really "breathes".

AriadneArts
05-23-2007, 02:52 PM
Simply stunning! Well done!

bchlvr
05-23-2007, 09:51 PM
Gorgeous landscape!

meglyman
05-24-2007, 08:23 AM
Ralph,

Another beautiful painting. As always, I love the sky and the reds in the shadows.

When are you going to start teaching gouache lessons? ;D

Meg

Old Tex
05-24-2007, 09:08 AM
Thanks, All! Wow, I didn't know what to think when I posted this. I think this one looks better in real life. I've put the first couple of coats of varnish on it, and will post a photo of it framed sometime the next few days. It will be the first one varnished and framed, so we'll see what happens.

Alachua Artist
05-24-2007, 02:11 PM
very nicely done - quite an etheric feel

Old Tex
05-25-2007, 12:19 AM
Thanks, Wendy!

Here's what it looks like in a frame.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2007/100938-Peaceful_Morning_framed.jpg

meglyman
05-25-2007, 07:57 AM
That frame is great. It fits the painting perfectly!
Meg

take2
06-07-2007, 12:46 AM
Absolutely Stunning work, Well done.:)

Alachua Artist
06-07-2007, 05:00 PM
what kind of varnish are you using? so, no glass needed?

Seleeni
06-07-2007, 08:48 PM
That is great Ralph. I'd say you graduated to 8 x 10 with flying colors!

Selene

Tennessee artist
06-07-2007, 08:50 PM
I like this.. your doing great!

Richard Saylor
06-08-2007, 03:17 AM
I like it a lot. It's interesting that you have a diagonal (the creek) going to a corner. A lot of composition 'experts' would say that this leads the eye right out of the painting. It doesn't do that to me. In fact, what happens is that the creek leads my eye into the painting from the corner.

Richard

Old Tex
06-08-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks, Meg. Kind of cool to actually see one framed like this.

lil'artist, thank you! I appreciate the comments.

Wendy, I'm using Krylon's Kamar spray varnish. There are differing views about varnish, which we'll leave to the thread I posted a while back. My intent is for anything larger than 5x7 to be framed without glass (just my personal preference).

Hi Selene. Thanks! I'm currently working on an 11x14, and having a lot of fun with it.

Hey there, Vicky. Thank you. I'm working at it.

Richard, I'm glad you like this one. I know I should avoid going to a corner, but just can't resist it. I'm working on a new one that does the same thing, and I hope it works as well.

plec
06-08-2007, 09:10 AM
Excellent piece of work, having such a large area of dark colour in the top right corner was a brave thing to do and it worked so well.
Best wishes, Ken.

Old Tex
06-08-2007, 01:18 PM
Ken, I guess I tend to bend the rules occasionally... sometimes I get away with it, and sometimes I don't. I often take a close-in viewpoint, and with landscape, sometimes you can't avoid that dark area overhead. Thanks for the nice comments.

cmwynn
06-09-2007, 12:40 PM
This painting has so much in it, it would certainly be one I could live with. The reds are a bold move but work very well.