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01-28-2008, 09:13 PM
I've never been west of Virginia, as I was a Navy "brat" stationed up and down the east coast. I've seen many pictures of flat landscapes that seem to go on endlessly, and I received permission from a FLickr friend to paint this one of Galveston. I found this picture to be intriquing for that reason- New England is not flat! Size 12x16, on Fabriano paper- comments and suggestions are most appreciated!
01-29-2008, 12:09 AM
The colors you used are amazing and the perspective is well done. Your painting really draws my eye into it and I am torn between heading for cover (to avoid the apparent oncoming storm) or going a bit farther to see what's just over the horizon. I really like the uncropped one.
01-29-2008, 01:27 AM
Holly, wonderful sky! I prefer the uncropped...
Incoming wild weather, have to observe :)
01-29-2008, 01:57 AM
The un cropped is best the sky tells so much don't take any away.
01-29-2008, 02:05 AM
01-29-2008, 04:53 AM
thank you all for your comments...and I appreciate your advice on cropping...after looking at it more myself, I agree and like the uncropped version too.
01-29-2008, 05:57 AM
I love the vastness of the sky in the first.:clap:
01-29-2008, 06:05 AM
Dramatic and colorfully painted! Well done!
01-29-2008, 06:32 AM
Thank you Carl and Marcia, for taking the time to comment..I appreciate it!
01-29-2008, 07:31 AM
Holly i like it a lot, the dramatic sky is so good, love the chose of colour.
01-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Definitely prefer the uncropped version, and boy! did you capture that expansive feeling. Incredible!
01-29-2008, 08:27 AM
Great Sky , Holly, like the first crop !
01-29-2008, 08:30 AM
Good work in the foreground (as well as everything else).
01-29-2008, 10:02 AM
What a cool sky! Love your use of the telephone poles to pull your eye to
the horizon! I guess I'm odd man out as I like the cropped version - it
seems more intimate to me. Either way, you can't lose!
01-29-2008, 10:09 AM
Thank you Lucia, Helene, Jim, Ron and Emme. It's funny (or not?)..that I painted it mostly because of the large, looming sky but didn't really make huge note of the poles, until they were in. I did purposely lighten the area at the end of the line of poles...trying to show "hope" for nicer weather in the distance!
01-29-2008, 11:29 AM
Hi Holly... I like the uncropped version... your vivid colour is just gorgeous...
Interesting that you've painted this... Yesterday, I was just observing the shadows in the snow, made by all the power lines...
01-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Holly - I vote for uncropped! Texas is known for their vast skies, so leave all of it in. You did a great job capturing the flatness of the land, and I like the inclusion of the electric poles that really draw your eye into the painting. Lovely sky too!!
01-29-2008, 12:19 PM
:wave: HI! Holly, Cropped, like the horizontal with this. This is so Galveston, was there when I was in the navy. Great sky and horizon interest. Regards, Marianne
01-29-2008, 02:30 PM
Thank you Char, Joan and Marianne. I appreciate your generous comments!!
01-31-2008, 05:19 AM
Very beautiful HollyLL. Great one.
01-31-2008, 06:40 AM
Holly.. two differetn moods and emphaisis here.. for me its the cropped version.....those towering foreground poles make me feel smaller than teh big sky does :)
01-31-2008, 08:04 AM
Thank you Marcel and Jaytee, for your great feedback!
01-31-2008, 12:23 PM
I like this a lot HollyLL. I can't help because I like both crops. The first gives the sense of hugeness of the sky and country side but the cropped version seems more dramatic and intimate. It also seems to make the landscape look flatter. The straight vertical poles add very nicely to the drama.
01-31-2008, 06:27 PM
Wonderfully dramatic sky - love it!!! :clap: :clap:
01-31-2008, 07:43 PM
Oh yes, leave it uncropped! The viewer gets to 'feel' the expanse of sky that way!
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