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07-08-2002, 01:15 PM
Meaning: summer on the summerdyke.

Pastel on watercolourpaper with a wc underwash.



07-08-2002, 01:25 PM
Hi Dick,

Looks very wild and windy, I love it. Lots of perspective and that road seems to go on forever. Great painting....


Rose Queen
07-08-2002, 04:00 PM
I can feel the breeze right out of my monitor! Lovely, Dick!

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07-08-2002, 04:04 PM

This is superb!!! I love it when I feel as though I am part of a painting. I get that feeling from this. Thanks for sharing, geri

07-08-2002, 04:42 PM
Fantastic work. This has to my favorite from all your work. FANTASTIC!

07-08-2002, 04:50 PM
Sensational! This is really pretty! Great job! :D

07-08-2002, 04:54 PM
Well, Dick, you did it again. I really like your work. Gives me a push to work more and to practice again and again.

Good composition. Colors great! There is a lot of movement in there. Like wind. And the presence of a sun somewhere is kind of conforting. The shadow in the foreground is a bit disturbing. A tree? A big balloon? Don't tell... keep it as a secret!

Good piece of work!


07-08-2002, 05:17 PM
Dick this is marvelous, I just love it, excellent - mike

07-08-2002, 10:30 PM

Lovely piece. The tree-lined road is a nice scene. You've shown a good observation iof the foreground using a shadow from an unseen tree to the right. Of particular interest is the bit of fencing you've included in the right foreground which balances the weight of the trees to the left.

One observation I can contribute: the color of the trees in the distance is the same in the foreground (as seen from my monitor.) To increase the illusion of distance, the trees could be increasingly higher value and less intense when receding. In addition, the trunks of the closest trees could be thicker than the mid-to-distance trees.

Nice handling of the cool background trees/grasses in the distant right.

All the Best,


07-09-2002, 05:53 AM
Really enjoy looking at this painting Dick, don't they have so many cows anymore as they used too?

Elly :D

07-09-2002, 11:20 AM
Dick...I love the play of light and shadow in this piece...it's just marvelous! The composition is wonderful...pulls me right in and all through the painting. Once again...I adore your expressive linework! I can see myself taking a long leisurely walk down this charming path. Thanks for sharing!

Purrpl Haze
07-09-2002, 01:30 PM
Yet another beautiful piece, Dima! I like how you worked with the highlights and shadows. And all that movement somewhat reminds me of Van Gogh. Great going! :)


07-11-2002, 07:01 PM
Thank you all for the flattering remarks!

Diane, both your observations are correct.

Elly, they have much more cows now here than they used to have.
If a farmer could make a living some 30 yrs ago with 25 to 50 cows, he must now have something like 80 or more and that shows in the meadows. It just so happened that there was now cow to be seen from that spot in that direction.
But the threat of a dutch landscape without cows has all of sudden become very real since it might soon be cheaper to keep em in the stables than to let them graze the meadows.
Something that is worrying a lot of people in this country.


07-12-2002, 12:23 PM
Another beauty! I love your work. BTW, on my monitor, there IS a difference in the color of the foreground and background trees, so I guess it just looks different on different systems. Looks great on mine. :)

10-08-2003, 06:08 PM
I got lost this evening meandering through old posts and chanced upon this ... didn't realise Dick did soft pastels before turning to the oilies ... isn't this lovely? :clap:

10-08-2003, 07:37 PM
E-J ....You threw me completely with this one, I started reading the previous posts, came across KarenU's post and thought Great Karen's back, then saw your post and realised this was last year... but have to agree it's a terrific painting...:clap::clap:

Where are you Dick, Haven't seen you posting for so long, please come back :)


Alan Cross
10-09-2003, 02:07 AM
Good job do you usually do a wc wash first?
Alan :)

10-09-2003, 06:47 AM
Great painting...I like it a lot...I love how the road goes...I should study this and learn from it.
But...boy, was this confusing! :D I was reading and wondering who the heck all these people were who were posting, then I saw KarenU (whom I miss!!!!) and realized what was happening...
THaNks Mo...it was fun!