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08-05-2007, 06:43 PM
Another of my works from the 70's, when, it seems, was very interested in the terrain of the southwest... always liked this one in partcular, from a conceptual standpoint, considering it the best of my metaphorical visualizations.... sadly, it, too, no longer exists, and am considering doing a modern version of it in pen/ink.... as recall, it was 24" x 18" acrylic on canvasboard, back when was more learning how to use acrylics and getting the 'idea' out than the quality of the work itself....
08-05-2007, 07:07 PM
Often, "getting the idea out" leads to things larger than a pretty painting. There are some very nice passages in this painting--the aerial perspective the tonality, and the feeling of heat. If you were to use it as a reference, you would need to work on the values.
08-06-2007, 11:01 PM
I like this very much, Robert. It is wonderfully abstract with good colors, and, although it might be the photograph of it, I like the softness. It has the look of an intaglio print.
It will be interesting to see how a re-do looks...
08-07-2007, 09:20 PM
What a cool perspective. This reminds me of sitting on a cliff looking over at Canyon DeChelley. I can almost hear the birds zooming in the updrafts next to the canyon walls near sundown.
08-08-2007, 12:55 AM
I agree that you need some more tonal values to bring this piece to life. I like the colors you chose, but you need some more darks and lights.
08-08-2007, 05:39 AM
i like how it does convey the feeling of intense heat--and the lack of great value contrasts almost enhances the feeling, i think--it captures the way the world looks hazy when you're experiencing extreme heat.
i really like the texture in the background terrain, too.
08-08-2007, 06:01 AM
I suspect that when I do redo this one, it will be a sunny morn light, with deep purple shade - sort of as Guptill used to do his watercolors.....
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