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06-20-2007, 04:16 AM
I haven't posted many paintings on WetCanvas, but I love to see everyone else's work. Thought I'd share my newest one. I based this painting on a photograph I took outside of Talkeetna, AK a couple of years ago. It is predominately watercolor (with some gouache for the foreground trees), on 140 lb. Arches paper.
06-20-2007, 11:03 AM
This is an awesome scene and you've painted it beautifully. Your shadows on the mountains really add dimensions and the soft clouds in the sky make a nice contrast. I like your addition of the airplane because it makes the viewer see the scope of the mountain range.
I like your foreground trees as well because they bring in the greens to break up all the blues.
Glad you decided to post your work, it is lovely.
06-20-2007, 11:21 AM
A lovely panoramic painting. Nicely done.
06-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Very nicely painted.
06-20-2007, 03:30 PM
Thank you all for taking the time to look and for your comments!
Sylvia, it was a challenge to make this look convincing. Alaskans know the area well, so I wanted it to be right. Thank you for your kind comments. (I LOVE your article on negative painting, by the way!)
06-20-2007, 05:29 PM
Beautiful, Teresa. The depth you've accomplished is quite excellent. Great work!
06-20-2007, 07:02 PM
Beautiful painting, I love the mountains. What size is it??? :)
06-21-2007, 04:11 AM
Beautiful painting, I love the mountains. What size is it??? :) Thank you for your kind words, Cheryl and Laudesan. The painting is matted to about 8" x 21".
I really appreciate everyone's comments.
Tereasa congratulations on a really nice piece of work, it has a beautiful feeling of the space.
Best wishes, Ken..
06-23-2007, 02:31 AM
Thank you so much, Ken, for the great compliment and for taking the time to write.
06-23-2007, 05:00 PM
Beautiful. Great sense of distance and space.
04-08-2008, 02:31 AM
Thank you, Vicki...there are some amazing vistas to be seen in AK!
04-08-2008, 02:48 PM
wow- it is stunning.... I agree that Alaska is the most beautiful place I have ever been as far as 'majestic' goes!!! keep the paintings coming please...
04-08-2008, 03:56 PM
It's a wonderful painting. It's been a few years but we used to live in Alaska. This reminds me of a vista along a trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks along the backroad. You caught the feeling of the great distances and size of the range nicely!
04-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Hi Teresa. I've never been to Alaska but feel like now I have made the trip, just seeing your descriptive wonderful work. Bravo!
04-09-2008, 06:28 AM
Very nice painting.
04-09-2008, 12:51 PM
Thank you for your comments and taking the time to look, Linda, Peggy, Kay, and Fookie!
04-12-2008, 02:42 AM
This is 3 hours south of me....BEAUTIFUL !!
04-13-2008, 07:51 PM
Thanks, Matt! High praise from a fellow Alaskan!
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