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02-04-2008, 04:38 PM
I'm done...or close to it. I may need to tweek some things and also varnish.
For those who have missed this "saga". I took a commission to paint the same house 4 times in the different seasons. 11x4's. I had a photo of the house on an overcast summer day to work with. I requested some information to help with fall foliage color and such. I know each piece has it's little "variations". :cool:
02-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Nicely done and the variations help define the seasons and the light. Very nice.
02-04-2008, 05:54 PM
WOW Linda!! These are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!
02-04-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks Howard and Tracey. :)
Btw, that should have read 11x14.
02-04-2008, 05:59 PM
Your an ARTIST not a copy machine of course theres small variations!:lol: But to be honest you have to really look close to see any (or be the picky artist who did them:wave:)
Can't say anything that hasn't been said before so..... :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
02-04-2008, 05:59 PM
Thanks, Doc. :o :)
02-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Excellent work Linda.
02-04-2008, 08:18 PM
Gosh what a wonderful body of work! I hope they paid you well because this was a lot of work! But don't they look great. Will they hang them together or change them with the season??
02-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Wow Linda, they turned out fabulously! I love all the little extra details you put in for each season, like the pumpkins, snowman and potted plants. Amazing work!!
02-04-2008, 09:09 PM
David, thanks...I appreciate it. :)
Gayle, thanks for the accolade. I assume she's hanging them as a set.
Lillian, thank you for your kind comments.
02-04-2008, 09:21 PM
Nice series. Well done. I like fall.
02-04-2008, 10:26 PM
Thanks, Cami. :)
02-04-2008, 11:06 PM
These turned out fabulous! But I especially love the winter scene, since I know I could not do snow. ;)
02-05-2008, 01:46 AM
well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Each one delightful, you have really excelled with these.
02-05-2008, 02:30 AM
Yes well done.
02-05-2008, 03:45 AM
i agree ... a lovely set and well done !!
02-05-2008, 05:58 AM
Thanks, MrsG, Jane, Retha, and Violet. I'm just glad I'm done. Where's the wiping sweat off the brow smilie? ;)
02-05-2008, 06:09 AM
These are realy nice. I especialy like the snow one too but they are very nice
02-05-2008, 06:18 AM
Thanks...I think the winter one is my favorite, too.
02-05-2008, 02:54 PM
Linda, these are wonderful. Amazing considering your reference photo. I am sure these will be well received and treasured.
02-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Thanks, Sue. :)
02-05-2008, 03:06 PM
Very nice work! My personal favorite is the winter scene...and I hate winter:lol: ....go figure!
02-05-2008, 03:22 PM
Lol. I like the winter one too!
They're all very nice though Linda - a job well done!
Do they need framing too, or are they on wrapped canvas?
02-05-2008, 03:57 PM
Thanks Debbie and Maureen.
They're painted on wrapped canvas with the sides painted with coordinating colors.
02-05-2008, 04:24 PM
I love the fall picture, the explosion of color is so wonderful after seeing the greens of spring and summer. What a wonderful collection, I bet the owner loves them! Now I feel like painting my home in seasons...... but I only have Joshua trees.... no change except some snow in winter..oh well.
02-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Colleen, thanks. I don't want to paint a house for a long time. Lol!
02-05-2008, 05:00 PM
These are wonderful. Question - does the client currently live in that home? Was it a former home? And do you need to drive by that home on a regular basis? :)
02-05-2008, 05:44 PM
Client lives hundreds of miles away, down in Oklahoma. It is the house she lives in, but winter ice-storms caused damage to her trees, so the yard isn't exactly the same anymore. She still wanted things as they were.
02-05-2008, 09:04 PM
Linda, these are wonderful. This is not, by a long shot, my favorite architectural style, but you made it very attractive. . . . and what an exercise in perserverance and staying the course! I'm impressed.
02-05-2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks. I thought I'd pull my hair out on that last one. ;) Needless to say, I took a day off from painting today. Tomorrow I plan to do something FUN. :)
02-05-2008, 11:28 PM
Really good series. They are sure to love it as much as they love their house.
02-06-2008, 12:32 AM
They are all really beautiful. Could you tell me what your pallet
colors were for the sky and grass lawn in the fall picture. I'm new to acrylics and am having a hard time with these. Also the texturing is very difficult, did you hand brush the lawn in or stipple it in or something.
02-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks Carol. :)
pinkpetunia, thank you. I use a basic "split pallet": ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, cadmium red med., alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium, hansa yellow, burnt sienna, yellow oxide, and titanium white. The sky is mostly ultra and titanium with a bit of phthalo. I'm not sure what I did with the grass. :o I know I used some yellow oxide in with the greens and glaze medium to make sure that some of the paint underneath was visible. I tried to think warmer and a little duller/lighter for the Fall grass.
02-06-2008, 10:55 AM
02-06-2008, 11:24 AM
They are all wonderful! I can imagine your relief to be done though.
02-06-2008, 01:29 PM
these are lovely. I thought the first one was a photograph! I especially like the winter painting, the way you handled the shading in the snow is fabulous! Great job!
02-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks TxAggie, Michelle, and Megan. :)
02-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Linda, these are just great and will certainly be cherished immensely. You're such a precision master.
02-06-2008, 11:04 PM
Thank you, Celeste. I aimed for an "easy precision" or I would have gone crazy! :D
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