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bogbeast
10-13-2007, 10:27 PM
I haven't painted in a while, nor even lurked much except for a glance at the wde each week---somehow, life has been happening a lot lately!
But I couldn't resist the slot canyon--I'd love to see one! And I had a few kid-free hours. So, here is my effort. You can tell I was tiring and losing my light, the upper right corner is weak and I don't like it, but overall I am pleased with the effect.

Soft pastels, 8x12 inch Wallis paper, about 2 1/2 hours (sorry no progress picture--didn't have the camera with at the picnic table where I ended up painting!)

LJW
10-13-2007, 10:33 PM
Oh, this is very nice. I love the alternating streaks of colour you have used. Jane

swampborn
10-13-2007, 10:44 PM
You are brave. No way I would try this one. Love the colors.
Gail

kordelia
10-13-2007, 10:47 PM
o libby what a wonderful interpretation!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: colors, strokes, flow.... wowowowowowow!!!! :thumbsup: kor

Dewi
10-13-2007, 11:05 PM
Hi, beautiful colours, strokes, dark and light.

lisilk
10-13-2007, 11:17 PM
OMG Libby~ That upper right corner is kicking my behind too! I just can't get it right. :mad: I'm glad to have company. lol.

You're color choices and strokes are brilliant. You really have the light flooding through.It's fluid and beautiful. It's really a stellar scene!:clap: :thumbsup:

Li

connievanwinssen
10-14-2007, 04:25 AM
The painting has a real "flow". Well done:)

RogerPf
10-14-2007, 06:39 AM
Great sense of movement.

ExpressiveAngie
10-14-2007, 06:41 AM
Welcome back...glad to see you again!
This is wonderful - love the palette!

bluefrog
10-14-2007, 07:05 AM
beautiful work on this!

justjean
10-14-2007, 07:51 AM
Beautiful :thumbsup:

La Paz
10-14-2007, 10:16 AM
I really like this ...very abstract, beautiful colors.

Cheryl T.
10-14-2007, 10:41 AM
Oh, I like it. The broken color really gives texture to the rocks. Good job.

suz_lyn
10-14-2007, 11:26 AM
Really, really pretty effect with how you layered the color in there!!!

eyepaint
10-14-2007, 11:34 AM
Love all the directional short diagonal lines and colours in your rendering!

Charlie's Mum
10-14-2007, 03:31 PM
It's beautiful Libby - I like your colours and the marks - good to have you pop in again! :D

cmwynn
10-14-2007, 03:57 PM
This is a mindboggling reference, but you made sense of it. The colors are juicy and rich.

lmmilam
10-14-2007, 08:28 PM
Gorgeous colors and line work.. they really add to the feeling of the painting.. I especially like the way my eye is drawn through your work by the colors and shapes. :thumbsup:

ANGHWAR
10-15-2007, 02:00 AM
Nicely done

Signchick
10-15-2007, 08:19 AM
Very nice work!!! Wonderful light!!

bogbeast
10-15-2007, 01:07 PM
Thank you all VERY much for you r kind comments--the problem with getting waylaid by urchins is that it is difficult to get back here to acknowledge you individually!!

I enjoyed working on this--it appeals to my love for geology, and I was trying to channel a little Van Gogh doing it. I hope to finish the upper corner this week, and may even try a larger version some time soon. I know some people had trouble figuring out how to approach the reference--it is certainly very different from your standard landscape or a portrait! I tend to approach most subjects in terms of lights, darks, and angles, and that worked very well for me here.

Thanks again for looking!!! And always, critiques and suggestions are welcome!
Libby

bjcpaints
10-15-2007, 07:37 PM
Lovely work Libby and I am so glad you joined in !

Chloe_1
10-16-2007, 10:04 AM
It took me back to a waterslide for some reason!!
Love the colors and swirls..Great work!!!

gakinme
10-16-2007, 05:29 PM
Nice intense colors! I like it a lot.

*Deirdre*
10-16-2007, 06:13 PM
You brought this picture to life...well done!:clap: :clap:

tyree
10-16-2007, 06:22 PM
:clap: wonderful bold colour and depth...tyree

Cindy234
10-16-2007, 10:39 PM
Nice form in your picture! Beautiful pastel!

carol_lee
10-17-2007, 12:51 AM
Love the movement..color.. and stroke marks ... all comes together!
Carol