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09-05-2008, 09:21 AM
I think I'm done with this. It's with Golden Open paints. So far I like them. This is from the Image Library. C&C welcome. Thanks for looking.


09-05-2008, 10:11 AM
I love your use of values and color. Great job!

09-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Thanks Linda. The bottom half isn't really as reddish as it appears.

09-05-2008, 11:30 AM
Nice painting. The bottom as it appears Red gives the painting a new dimension.

NM Painter
09-05-2008, 01:04 PM
Really good, Tim. I love the feeling of warm late afternoon light, and values are great.
Suggestions for little tweaks, since you asked:
1.) A little shading/modeling in the clouds using some of the reflected warm ground color.
2.) Slightly softer edge at top of middle ground mtn.
3.) Slightly brighter highlights on stream-side vegetation.
I'm beginning to work with OPEN too, and I really like the extended time frame, but I'd love it if you would share any personal discoveries/tips you might come up with.

09-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Very nice. I don't know how red the real thing is, but I like the way it makes it a little surreal.

09-05-2008, 05:35 PM
I love those reds in the underpainting, too.

09-05-2008, 06:41 PM
Very nice, Tim. It has a pastel look to me (I mean that as a compliment). I like the way the underpainting colors show through in places. The red in the foreground certainly is unexpected. It has a very vibrant feel overall.


09-05-2008, 09:35 PM
Love the use of colors in this it makes it come alive alot

09-06-2008, 07:32 AM
:wave: Hi Tim!

One of the most successful things about this painting, at least for me, is its ability to hold the attention. The red is giving the bottom two thirds much cohesion and interest. What my mind's eye keeps asking though is, what (in nature) is causing the red? Two things would make sense: 1) the effects of the sun or 2) the season. Since you also have red in your mountains, the best solution here would be to add red to the sky so that it is in agreement with the effects already in place on your landscape elements. I also like Mercia's suggestion to heighten the sky reflections in the foreground water.

Overall, it is magnificently painted. Wonderfully painterly and the composition is excellent! What ever you do, don't paint out those gorgeous reds! :D


09-06-2008, 09:10 AM
I love the colours in the trees and mountains.

09-06-2008, 09:48 AM
I'm just venturing into landscapes, overcoming some fears of such mass, so to off anything other then I love it would be silly of me. Your colors fabulous.
Really nice painting!


09-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Love the colors in this one!