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07-31-2009, 12:25 PM
Here is one from this morning, the largest I have done at 9x12 inches. Oil on gessoed board about two hours. I had a different spot picked but it only looked from in the truck, once you got out and were lower it was not going to work so I had to head off and see what I could find. This little farm was geting ready to load out some cattle into the red trailer.C&C welcome, below is a shot of the scene after some clouds had moved in.
07-31-2009, 05:08 PM
Mike, nice drawing.. and absolutely *stellar* job with them trees!!! very nice indeed.
08-01-2009, 03:35 AM
Your painting is much better than the photo - I like the little changes you made like the size of the bluff of trees in context to the barn and the rolling landscape (instead of the straight lines in the foreground of the photo). And those are great trees!
08-01-2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! It makes me chuckle though because the trees were the part I disliked most about the painitng along with the light on the hay bales not quite being the color/value needed. I also did not do a good job indicating the house behind the trees. It is awful flat around here for the most part so you have to juice the landscape up a little to make it interesting. Thanks again for looking and commenting.
08-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Don't worry about whether you got the house behind the trees all perfect...no one else will be seeing the actual scene, and your painting works beautifully! The trees are great, and the colors are luscious!
08-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Mike- I have driven through Indiana and thought, "This looks just like back home in central Wisconsin!" Flat vistas where one can see for miles. I always like more hilly terrains, I think, because it is different than where I live. I too sometimes 'invent' a little variation in the land elevations just for variety... artistic license?!
The trees are really good. What color do you use for the sky?
08-01-2009, 02:25 PM
This is great. If I were to do anything it would be to warm up the foreground greens a bit.
08-01-2009, 04:42 PM
I keep trying to warm the fields up some with more yellow and some red, darned alfalfa has a real blue cast to it when it is this tall. I am just feeling my way through the "artistic license" thing when it comes to composition and color.
My sky is heavy with cereluan blue a touch of ultramarine a bit of alizeran in the lower sections and white. This sky was totaly clear when I started but the clouds were in by the time I finished however I did the sky right after layout.
08-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Great painting, really interesting to see the picture, compared to what you painted. I, too, like the painting much better! Your use of artistic license is very good here! A good exemple of a subject that would not really interested me, but is so worthy to paint!
08-03-2009, 12:17 PM
Shadia I think sometimes you have top look at the scene from the perspective of what it could be in paint instead of what it is out there before you. It is hard around here right now with the corn at 6-7 feet tall it really cuts down on the availible subjects on the rural side. I was looking in town last night and may have to go there to get some subject matter until harvest when the country sid ewill open back up. Right now driving down many roads is like being in an endless hallway! Thanks for the comments!
08-03-2009, 12:41 PM
looks pretty good, Mike... :)
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