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08-25-2002, 09:46 AM
I think this is a bit better ...
Don't like to give up on a nice scene! lol
Size - 10 x 14" on Arches 140 lb
08-25-2002, 10:19 AM
I think this is better too Peter. I like the way the sunlight is coming in from the left side...and like the foliage on the right side...very well done! The house is still the center of attention though...it draws your eye in with it's bright colored roof. Great job!!
Little Old Lady
08-25-2002, 11:14 AM
Very nice. Great composition and color.
08-25-2002, 11:58 AM
I've given it another shot - but enuff's enuff! lol
I don't think this is getting any better ..
08-25-2002, 11:58 AM
Very nice, Peter, you have a lovely light style.
Oh and the roof is now level! :D
Good ones Peter......like the first one best.....
Composition better too.......al
08-25-2002, 01:27 PM
:clap: Good One, Peter:clap:
I really, really, really like the second one .... my first thought was, "oh, I want to go there!!!!"
08-25-2002, 03:46 PM
Thanks Doug, Al, Jo,
there are bits of both which I like, but I agree with Al, the first is more attractive - especially the sky and the tree on the left.
I think it's useful to paint the same scene several times. This is easier when you are using a photograph, but there's an old farm in Italy which I've painted many times "al fresco". The more you look at something, the more you see ...
I looks really nice now....very good painting, I like the variety of
greens ...well done...:clap:
Nice One Peter.
It has been really useful to me to see a series by another artist and to read peoples comments. Thank you very much for sharing with us.
I like you first picture in this post but only a little more than the second. Well done :clap: :clap:
08-25-2002, 05:49 PM
Thanks Gia & Geof!
any idea how many times Monet painted the Rouen (sp?) cathedral? Also the Haystacks ... Quite a lot I think ..
08-25-2002, 06:51 PM
Each version has something different to offer. The 2nd version really captures the feel of sunlight! This is a good idea--working variations.
08-25-2002, 06:53 PM
If anyone would like to have a go at this - here's the photo ..
08-25-2002, 06:56 PM
Peterh, seeing the photo is very telling--I would tend to paint a darker, heavier painting--you have improved the subject with a lighter approach--good work!
08-25-2002, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Mike Scott
you have improved the subject with a lighter approach--good work!
I think so too. I prefer the first version with its softer hint of the sky behind, and like the brushwork in both.
08-25-2002, 09:06 PM
I prefer your first one as well Peter...theres more a sense of sunlight in it. :)
08-25-2002, 11:59 PM
Thanks Mike - yes, the camera is not as sensitive as the eye so shadows do look much darker especially when there's a high contrast.
Thanks Ruth & Taghera - yep, I think the first is the winner by a head!
Very nice work Peter. Your paintings have good light and the colors are very fresh. Eye
08-26-2002, 04:02 AM
Both are goods, with "summer" colors, but I prefer the first one, with more contrast between "sunny" and "shadows" areas..
Great work Peter. I prefere the first one, and agree with you that is a great scene to paint.
As Mike, I would have painted it darker and less "live" and vibrant. You did a really good job...
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