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07-07-2009, 04:40 PM
Hello all!

Haven't been here in a while but stopping by to add my latest -

Called "The Grove." On 8 x 10 Wallis with a mix of Ludwigs and Unision. The picture is a bit off - the blue and green shadows at bottom right are more blended - not these obvious strokes that show up.

I finally feel I'm getting the hang of it! :)


07-07-2009, 05:03 PM
Gorgeous! It has a Richard McKinley feel to it.

07-07-2009, 05:05 PM
Hi Bethany,
Nice use of color and well balanced piece!

Donna T
07-07-2009, 05:09 PM
Oh, you have the hang of it alright, Bethany. Nice to see you painting again. This is gorgeous!


07-07-2009, 05:49 PM
I would say you got the hang of it really good! This is beautiful. I especially like the way you let the pink background show through the trees. Beautiful painting!!!

Paula Ford
07-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Gorgeous piece!! LOVE it!

Susan Jenkins
07-07-2009, 06:21 PM
Yes... very Richard McKinley... but unique as well. I love to see an artist develop a style and yours sure is beautiful.

You are growing as a fabulous artist with each painting. Keep 'em comin!!!!

:) susan

07-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Lovely use of color. Did you do an underpainting?

07-07-2009, 07:54 PM
Just beautiful!! Mckinley...yes...but a Bethany original! Very inviting. Someone already mentioned the pink showing through the trees...but I have to add that it really makes the painting "sing"...along with those gorgeous purples in the foreground. Bravo!

07-07-2009, 09:06 PM
nicely done. the background fades back and the foreground snaps!

07-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Nice work! :thumbsup:

Is this plein air?

07-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Thank you all very much!

I LOVE Richard McKinley! His palette is amazing and his were the first works I fell in love with....so I consider this a huge compliment! I do want to develop my own style though - hopefully with more and more practice, it will come through. :)

Helen - I did not use any underpainting. I am a pretty quick painter and the less steps for me, the better. I did this one in an afternoon in between peanut butter sandwiches for my three children. :)

SMiller (sorry, don't know your given name!) - it is not plein air but from a photo I took on a recent trip to Bandelier National Park in New Mexico. I altered the picture a lot (there is no distant meadow peaking through) but was glad to be working from my own ref. photo. I have yet to venture out to do plein air....I have a lot of excuses! No easel and (as I mentioned) three little kids makes it hard!

Again, thanks for the nice words - they made my day!

Shirl Parker
07-08-2009, 01:36 PM
Great depth in this one.

07-08-2009, 02:18 PM
Very nice painting!