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vensunn
11-18-2009, 09:10 PM
Another commission just completed.
Your honest critiques are always welcomed and appreciated.
Steven


"Salem Tavern"
Acrylic on Canvas
16" X 20"

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tonyjazz
11-18-2009, 09:18 PM
Great painting Steven. Lots of finely worked details on the house. Good depth, light, and perspective on this one.

Tim Taylor
11-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice piece of work Steven!

Tim

George Servais
11-18-2009, 09:51 PM
Really excellent:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

lindadw
11-19-2009, 12:40 AM
I like the peaceful feeling of this work. The background is very soft. Really nice.

arl
11-19-2009, 05:43 AM
Terrific. I like the light and cast shadows.

chammi kaiser
11-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Nice crisp work Steven. Like that soft misty sky and foliage in the background. Well done.

Sassafrassa
11-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Very nice! I like that you have kept it soft yet the colors are vibrant. I live in Greensboro, so I've been there several times. Job well done!

vensunn
11-19-2009, 11:10 AM
Tony: Thank you. My client wanted detail. Sometimes it's fun to do and sometimes just pure "work"!

Tim and George: Thanks for the encouraging kudos.

lindadw: Thanks. "Old Salem" is very peaceful restored historic village.

Arlene: I really like early morning light -promise of a new day!

Chammi: Thanks. I intentionally softened edges and colors in the background trees and house to give more focus to the main subject.

Sassafrassa: With your having been here before, you know of the peacefulness and beauty of Old Salem. So many things have been painted so many times by so many artists! It's very challenging to not be repetitious and to be original in one's interpretations. The good thing is that we all have our own special way of working with the materials of our art and our own signature ways of "playing with the brush".

LavenderFrost
11-19-2009, 11:37 AM
It's a beautiful scene and you did an excellent job.

YLCIA
11-19-2009, 11:44 AM
Beautiful painting:)and really expresses the tranquility of the place. I been at Old Salem a few times. We lived in Charlotte , NC for 28 years and now we live 15 min, away from Charlotte . Our son lived in Raleigh for a long time so on our way to visit him we visited Winston Salem:)

Julia

nithya_swamy
11-19-2009, 12:04 PM
Lovely work! Great colors and light in the building, and I love the contrasting background with soft and cool colors. The misty foliage is my favorite, it is very softly done and lovely :)

jimmy4u
11-19-2009, 01:52 PM
Very well done! Great show of depth and angles.

objectivistartist
11-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Ahh - love the crisp lines, the colors and the sense of depth in this... :thumbsup:

noodle1
11-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Charming and very well done!

Elaine

~~Kathleen
11-19-2009, 03:22 PM
Wonderful details.
Well done Stephen.

susme48
11-19-2009, 05:26 PM
Wow!! This is just great!! Love the dappled light!!

OkeeKat
11-19-2009, 09:33 PM
Wow!! This is beautiful!!
:thumbsup:
Love the soft tones and lighting. such crisp clean lines too!!
Excellently done my friend!!:clap:

Margaret 59
11-19-2009, 09:36 PM
I like everything about this and always admire anybody who can handle so many straight lines!!

MrsG_SoCal
11-19-2009, 09:37 PM
I has all been said, but I just wanted to add my :clap::clap::clap: