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02-12-2008, 12:21 AM
:wave: Hi again!!! I did the swingers a few days ago but was so busy I couldn't show you and then I did the night sail in Aruba on sunday as an exercise in blending so...:D here are the two newest.Any comments,critiques or otherwise are welcome,as always:thumbsup:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2008/84252-night_sail.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2008/84252-swingers.jpg

02-12-2008, 12:22 AM
lol, swingers! how appropriate!

02-12-2008, 01:57 AM
:wave: Great stuff! I adore the sunset,color's are Fab! well done:clap:

02-12-2008, 03:25 AM
Fantastic Tony!!
I particularly love the swingers! great perspective! and great title lol

02-12-2008, 07:48 AM
Hi Tony: Great view of the swings and the barn!

02-12-2008, 08:30 AM
I really like the swingers. Your composition creates their movement.

02-12-2008, 08:37 AM
Love the swingers too. I would just put a little yellow/orange on the edges of the boat sails, to pop it out more. But Aruba sounds really good right now, Just got another 25cm of the white stuff!

02-12-2008, 08:39 AM
How fun....the swingers especially work for me!

02-12-2008, 09:19 AM
I really like the swingers! We just hung a swing in our huge oak tree for my daughter. She loves it and so do all of us "grown-ups". All of the kids and their parents have swung on it.

02-12-2008, 09:22 AM
I think the swingers win LOL..I love that one too and I love how you did it. I loved the feeling of going up that high with your feet to the sky.

I like the other one, but I think the boat needs a little highlight to stand out just a touch more....

Very nice work :)

02-12-2008, 11:06 AM
I LOVE the perspective of the swingers. You've really captured something special in that one. I like the barefeet and stockingfeet. :) The sailboat one seems kind of dark, but it is a night painting. :)

02-12-2008, 07:26 PM
The sailboat one is nice and colourful, but the swingers take the cake! lol

02-12-2008, 09:24 PM
:lol: So the winner is....drum roll...swingers! Thanks everyone for your kind comments.The sail boat was just an exercise for blending very different colors as I need a lot of practice on sunsets and put the boat in after it was finished.:D Thanks again!!! You are the greatest inspiration to keep trying:)

02-12-2008, 10:11 PM
Tony, these are both nicely done. I love the swingers, reminds me of my kids....when they were younger. And my stepson whose greatest love is swinging.

jeff m
02-13-2008, 04:01 AM
Blending looks good.
You should have put a butt icon on the thread :D
Nice composition on the swingers, that little farm house is in just the right place. That rope shows very well.:thumbsup:

02-13-2008, 07:32 AM
I really like the composition of those swingers - good job Tony.

02-13-2008, 10:26 AM
I love the swingers.Its really a very cool piece.Unusual composition that ketches the eye rightaway.Love your blending too.

02-13-2008, 10:46 AM
I like the colors in the 1st one and the 2nd one just wants me to run out to a swing...be a kid again :) Great stuff

02-13-2008, 07:49 PM
Ahhhh:) You guys are the greatest!!! Thanks...you have made my day.Why the butt icon Jeff??? I can't figure that one out unless you are in front of the kids hehehehehe

02-13-2008, 08:22 PM
I love those kids on the swing!! What a fun painting!

Thomas Greaves
02-13-2008, 11:15 PM
You know, I always like it when someone sees the every-day from a different perspective or view-point. That is what makes your 'swinging' so appealing to me. It's such a fun composition, and a celebration of the joys of youth.
I can't comment on the 'sailing' as it appears too dark on my screen. I'm unable to determine your level of success with the blending exercise. Sorry.


02-14-2008, 02:02 AM
I love the two kids on the swings - really nice work.

02-16-2008, 04:17 AM
Thank you Gayle,Thomas and Patmonsi:) Sorry for being so late getting back to you but I've been out of town with my lovely wife at a hot spring hotel.Her gift to me for Valentines Day.Here in Japan a lady gives flowers,chocolates or other gifts to the guys.Opposite from the western celebration and great for us older guys to get a gift once in a while. Very relaxing those hot springs.Thanks again guys I love to hear from you!!!