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DesertDarlene
09-20-2007, 10:06 PM
This is a painting that I did from a favorite photograph that I could never get the contrast adjusted right. So, I made a painting of it. I also got some new software and a new scanner and figured out how to scan my larger paintings.

This is a 16 x 20 on stretched canvas. I might post this in the landscape forum.

chammi kaiser
09-21-2007, 05:26 AM
Wonderful brushstrokes and the sky is just perfect. Just a slight problem with the road perspective. I feel it should be gradually narrowed as it moves towards the top of the hill. The tree is also great.

jan409
09-21-2007, 10:07 AM
Great. Jan

DesertDarlene
09-21-2007, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the comments. I have also gotten comments about the road, too, on my x-post. I think I will work on it more. It did look a little strange to me, too. The photo I was using had a wagon road that ended in the corner and I didn't want to use it and made a single path instead.

Assaf
09-21-2007, 11:11 AM
It's a gorgeous picture, one of my favorites. Makes me want to paint one of my photos as well. I have this sunflower field that I never managed to WB proparly - maybe I'll give it a try.

I like the movement and colors in your painting. Wonderful. Could you post the photo as well?

DesertDarlene
09-21-2007, 11:29 AM
Yes, I can post the photo. I don't usually do this because I often make a lot of changes from the photo as I don't like to be constrained to it.

I didn't touch this one up very much and it pretty much matches the print that I was using.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2007/39108-092107.jpg

LavenderFrost
09-21-2007, 12:08 PM
You really added a lot of drama to the scene with your style.

DesertDarlene
09-21-2007, 12:12 PM
Thanks LavenderFrost! I appreciate the comments.

dreamz
09-21-2007, 02:26 PM
I like the painting better! My comment has to do with the trail as well, from about its midpoint down it seems convex instead of concave (more like a mole tunnel thana worn in path) this could be from just a few brush strokes. Overall though I truley like this

DesertDarlene
09-21-2007, 02:30 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I made a few small changes on the trail so that the edges don't appear so sharp and the trail has a little bit better perspective:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2007/39108-volcanmountainupdate.jpg