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Dcam
04-21-2009, 10:12 PM
There was just a thread about oils working like acrylics or acrylics working like oils. This painting, though acrylic....might have that oil look. Acrylic on canvas 20 by 24. Critiques welcome. Derekhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2009/183894-Arock.jpg

Li'l Brown
04-21-2009, 10:19 PM
Beautiful and serene, Derek. Wish I was there.

nurciuoli
04-21-2009, 10:21 PM
Derek - beautiful work. Is this in NJ? where abouts? Love your rock, you did the layers in it very well.

tonyjazz
04-21-2009, 10:31 PM
Great work Derek and the size fits well. Must look great IRL. What color mix are you using for the dark shadows? Looks very black on my monitor. Good water and reflections.

Dcam
04-21-2009, 10:33 PM
Thanks so much Jesslyn and Nanci. Nanci this is near Chester in Hacklebarney State Park. Cheers, Derek

J. Lee
04-21-2009, 10:33 PM
Wow Derek, this is beautiful. Wonderful job on the reflections. Great work!

Dcam
04-21-2009, 10:34 PM
Tony: looks darker on the old screen...I used paynes gray, prussian blue and burnt umber in the darkest shadows. Thanks buddy. Derek....oh and thanks Jlee

George Servais
04-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Very nicely done.:clap: I still struggle with rocks sometimes. Need much more practice to achieve the nice effects you have here.

susme48
04-21-2009, 10:46 PM
This is really wonderful!! I love it!!

paintedhorses
04-21-2009, 10:49 PM
Splendid painting!

OkeeKat
04-22-2009, 12:00 AM
Beautiful rock, water and eveything about this is great!! Well done!!

taibossigai
04-22-2009, 12:48 AM
Nice work! I love the reflections in the water.

rudiratlos44
04-22-2009, 03:26 AM
Great work, wonderful feeling in this. My aim is also to paint with acrylics like oil. I am learning to paint with acrylics and use books from J. Yarnell. I use the new open acrylics. What kind of paints you use?
Regards
Rudi

AndyMcC
04-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Beautiful, I really like the water in the foreground :)

arl
04-22-2009, 09:05 AM
Wonderful composition and colours.

Dcam
04-22-2009, 09:39 AM
Thank you all so much for viewing and your kind comments.
Rudi: I use regular Goldens now, but will switch to M Graham soon.
Cheers, Derek

Artchrispy
04-22-2009, 09:41 AM
That's beautiful Derek. Great painting whatever the medium. Values look perfect.

Teresa's Treasures
04-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Derek this is beautiful. Very Serene painting.

biddlebeach
04-22-2009, 10:22 AM
looks like ya need to pack a picnic!
fabulous!

objectivistartist
04-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Well done... :thumbsup:

LavenderFrost
04-22-2009, 11:26 AM
Wow, that is beautiful work!

Dcam
04-22-2009, 12:29 PM
hey you guys....I really appreciate it. Derek

noodle1
04-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Stunning! Bank and foreground water beautifully done, everything else as well it's just where my eyes settled..haha

Elaine

clementine
04-22-2009, 02:28 PM
beautiful rendition of the rock!but the trees and foreground are very good too!very nice painting!
clem

Dcam
04-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Elaine, Clem, You ladies are so kind thanks, Derek

PainterDeb
04-23-2009, 07:37 PM
This is beautiful! Very peaceful, the kind of painting you would love for years!

*dee*
04-23-2009, 08:27 PM
You have just the most wonderful "get away" places!!!!! And you paint them so well!!!!!

~~Kathleen
04-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Nice, very nice.
~~Kathleen

Aires
04-23-2009, 08:36 PM
Exceptionally well done overall. I am especially drawn to the rocks and water, perhaps because they are among my favorite subjects for painting.

gecko075
04-24-2009, 12:29 AM
Beautiful!!! Before I realized your location and the location of this scene, I thought to myself, that looks just like the Black River! I grew up a couple of miles from Hacklebarney. You did an excellent job capturing it. Thank you!

nithya_swamy
04-24-2009, 07:04 AM
Lovely work on the rocks and reflections. Great painting.