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surreal
05-12-2002, 11:03 PM
Hi All~
This is Purple Roads, 2002, in acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14".
All comments are welcome.
surreal
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2002/AUTOpurpleroads400p.jpg

mf.sutton
05-13-2002, 04:25 AM
wow, remarkable painting, you must have a very inventive mind, excellent painting skills, very good picture - mike:clap: :clap:

surreal
05-13-2002, 09:22 AM
Mike,
Thank you so much for your very kind words.
Nina:cat:

Matttscott
05-13-2002, 10:18 AM
This is an excellent composition, surreal. I like the colors very much. It has an almost digital feel to it.

KarenU
05-13-2002, 10:41 AM
surreal.....incredibly awesome painting, I love it!

surreal
05-13-2002, 05:45 PM
Matttscott & Karen,

Thank you so much for your comments.

surreal


:)

ThinkSeeDraw
05-13-2002, 11:18 PM
I like the colors of the grassy things, but it looks like there is no road/river. It looks like the grassy things just drop down into nothing. I would like to see highlights or texture on the road/river to suggest its presence. All in all, wonderful painting ;)

surreal
05-13-2002, 11:57 PM
Hi ThinkSeeDraw,
I appreciate your comments.
The roads do have texture which the jpg doesn't capture, however perhaps, as you point out, there isn't enough texture.

Thanks for your feedback.
Every painting creates a learning experience for me.

surreal

tuatara
05-14-2002, 01:15 AM
Hi there Surreal,
another great thing! Would really like to see these in real life. How do you present them. Framed, matted, with glass or just on the stretcher!! Subtle, subtle colours with mystery. Good to see!!

regards Pam:)

surreal
05-14-2002, 01:29 AM
Hi Pam,
Thanks so much for your feedback.
Whenever my works on canvas are exhibited, they are most often framed. I only use wood frames, that have a natural finish (unstained and unpainted).

Thank you so much again.
surreal:D

tuatara
05-14-2002, 01:51 AM
I think that is a good choice considering the lightness and somewhat ethereal qualities of your paintings. Framing is an important component to get right.

I imagine the profile to be about 2 to 3 inches wide. Would look very nice.

Pam:)

surreal
05-14-2002, 01:55 AM
Thank you again, Pam

:D surreal :D

orchidlover6
05-14-2002, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by mf.sutton
wow, remarkable painting, you must have a very inventive mind, excellent painting skills, very good picture - mike:clap: :clap:

i couldn't have said it better.

surreal
05-14-2002, 12:32 PM
Mike,
Thank you so much for the kind words!
surreal :)

kimmikat
05-14-2002, 05:58 PM
I like this one very much, I wouldn't want to see you change anything, it is very peaceful feeling and I absolutely love your colours :)

surreal
05-14-2002, 06:07 PM
kimmicat,
Thank you so much for your very kind words.
surreal:D

Paul J.S., FCM
05-14-2002, 06:41 PM
Very interesting. Since I wanted to see more, I looked at your gallery at livetopaint.
How do you get these effects?

surreal
05-14-2002, 08:00 PM
Hi Paul,
I'm glad you found this painting 2 b interesting.

Which effects are you referring to?

surreal:cat:

KarenU
05-14-2002, 08:26 PM
I checked out your gallery too surreal....truely amazing paintings. You have a fabulous imagination!

surreal
05-14-2002, 09:19 PM
Karen,
Thank you so much!!!

surreal:D

LDianeJohnson
05-14-2002, 09:55 PM
surreal

Good craftsmanship and imagination on this piece! It is nice how you gave the clouds similar shapes as is in the middle and foreground areas, and how you lead the eye into the center via the darker, shadowed foreground.

Diane

surreal
05-14-2002, 10:23 PM
Diane,
Thank you so much.
Your comments are very meaningful to me!

surreal

Paul J.S., FCM
05-15-2002, 12:32 AM
Among the effects I was referring to is the blending. Are you using an airbrush? Glazing?
I'm new here and I haven't seen any of your WIP yet. So I ask, to learn from you.

surreal
05-15-2002, 12:58 AM
Hi Paul,
I blend colors, for instance, in creating the roads, by using lines, exclusively. I blend lines together. I use very thin round brushes to do this. If you think of the cross-hatching method of creating form, I use parallel lines, as opposed to lines intersecting other lines. It's extremely time-consuming, but that's my method.

I use a dry brush technique for working on clouds for the most part but use line work as well.

I hope that was a clear explanation. If not, I'll blame it on the fact that I'm very tired now.

surreal:)

KarenU
05-15-2002, 01:22 AM
surreal...aside from your painting style which is very unique in itself, I think your use of gouache paint has a definite effect on the final product.....which I like very much indeed. I have some gouache, but haven't done much experimenting with it.

surreal
05-15-2002, 01:27 AM
Hi Karen,
This painting is in acrylic on canvas, but I use the same techniques with gouache on paper.

surreal:cat:

KarenU
05-15-2002, 01:35 AM
Yes surreal....I noticed that in your gallery and gouache really has such a different appearance from acrylic. A very chalky nature to it.

Paul J.S., FCM
05-15-2002, 06:29 PM
Thank you for sharing your technique. That's similar to painting in egg tempera. You really have an eye for values as well as color, to be able to blend them that way.
Reminds me of a fellow who used to work for Disney. He painted backgrounds and landscapes so that he could get all the shadows from dawn to midday (or noon till sunset) by changing the strength of the light used to illuminate the work. I'll try to dig out the material I have on him, so that I can show you some of his stuff. He did the backgrounds for "Snow White".

surreal
05-15-2002, 06:44 PM
That sounds very interesting, Paul.:)