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09-04-2007, 07:18 PM
This is painted from another photogragh taken at Fort Steele B.C.
I think it is also a water tower.
C&C's always welcome.
Thanks for looking.

09-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Very nice Lilian - I like the ddistance and the fantastically natural foregrouind grass!
How big is it?

09-04-2007, 07:45 PM
Lillian, I certainly recognize it! :thumbsup:

Nice job on the tower and capturing the feel of the valley. You can feel the Kootenay heat! I might have left out the path way as I find it a little distracting and it takes away from the drama of the abandoned feeling of the tower.

09-04-2007, 08:01 PM
Thank you Ruth! I'm sorry, I forgot to say it is 8X10in.

Thanks Bill! I was wondering if I should of included the path or not. You are right about the heat, it was a very hot day!

Margaret 59
09-04-2007, 08:39 PM
Good job on the wooden tower and those distant hills...in fact I really like all of it.

09-04-2007, 10:58 PM
You've really captured the warm summer day. Love the old wood.

09-05-2007, 12:14 AM
great scene and very well done

09-05-2007, 12:46 AM
Thank you Margaret!

Linda, thanks for the kind comments!

Thanks Dreamz!

09-05-2007, 01:25 AM
Hey!!!! I've been there:) You have done a great job on the tower Lillian and your grass looks wonderful as well! Great scene.

chammi kaiser
09-05-2007, 04:54 AM
I like this. You have painted those wooden slats beautifully. Agree with Bill, though; the path seems to lead my eye out of the picture and away from the water tower. Also like the distance you have achieved with the background mountains. Good work.

09-05-2007, 08:45 AM
This is a great painting. Jan

09-05-2007, 09:12 AM
Good work on all of it. I like the way you painted the tower, quite realistic with nice touches in the wood. The grass fascinates me and admire anyone that paints it well, which you did. You could always make it an overgrown path. :D

09-05-2007, 11:53 AM
Thank you Tony! What a interesting place to visit eh.
Thank you Chammi! I think I will be taking the path out then.
Jan, thank you!
Thanks Ann! Good advice!

Here is the companion piece that I had posted in Landscapes to get some advice on.
The Moyie River

Thanks again!

09-05-2007, 12:05 PM
They are both very good. The first one is very real, and I think the path adds to that. The second one is very calming.

09-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Thank you Michelle! Now I don't know if I should leave the path or paint over it. It doesn't really bother me because that is how I remember the scene, but if it would look better without it I would remove it.
Thanks again!

09-06-2007, 02:03 PM
A little foreground shrubbery to keep the path from going off the edge?

09-06-2007, 04:12 PM
Thanks Michelle, I think that is what I am going to do. I'm going to add tall grasses and blur the path a bit as it gets close to the edge.
Good advice! Thanks again.

09-07-2007, 01:39 AM
my goodness! it looks like a photo! love the second piece too.