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~~Kathleen
12-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Years ago I painted a stand of Poplars that were behind the family cottage.
I have always liked the painting and have refused to sell it.
Yesterday I revisited this painting in a Non traditional manner.
I think both of these paintings can stand on their own merit.
The first (traditional) is 10" X 12"
C & C welcome
~~Kathleen
Please note, I have changes the second picture to one that shows the colours in the painting truer to form. (KS)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2009/92567-sunrise_on_stand_original.jpg
the second (Goldens light molding paste based with Pallette knived paint on top) 12" X 14"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2009/92567-sunrise_on_stand_original_002.jpg

noodle1
12-03-2009, 08:06 PM
The first is really lovely and the second I love the light play in the left(computer left) of the canvas on the bark of those trees, the texture is terrific in the whole piece. Both different and both well done!

Elaine

~~Kathleen
12-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Thank-you Elaine.
I actually painted in the base colours (green & Light burnt umber on the canvas before I applied the molding paste.)
Once the background was done I applied the molding paste (mixed with Goldens soft gel (gloss) to a just thicker than heavy cream.
I then etched in the trunks/branches and let it dry before adding paint with the Pallet knife. The end result was rather surprising, as the trunks looking full are actually hollows in the layer of paste/gel!
Go figure! :)

dances_with_oils
12-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Awesome work Kathleen, glad you didn't sell it and it inspired you to create a wonderful new piece.

OkeeKat
12-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Fabulous work Kathleen!
I agree with Elaine, love the lighting on the viewers left!!

gaykir
12-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Oh my! These really do stand on their own...and very nicely I might add. That first one draws me right in.

~~Kathleen
12-04-2009, 01:22 AM
Thanks everyone, I think I have finally figured out how to use a knife without over-working the paint.
I am quite pleased with myself!:wave:

Has anyone read Robert Genn today?
Do great minds think alike or what? tehehe:wink2:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Robert-Genn/110429710577?ref=nf

arl
12-04-2009, 05:46 AM
Wonderful colours.

purplepansey
12-04-2009, 08:10 AM
I always think of Joyce Kilmer when I see trees. I like the richness of the greens in the first one, looks a nice cool place to be and texture in second is well done. :clap: :thumbsup:

LavenderFrost
12-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Nice work Kathleen. I also love that lighted area.

~~Kathleen
12-05-2009, 01:22 PM
Again, thank-you all.
This is new for me, and I am fascinated by how one can achieve the impasto look with gel & acrylic paint.
If it is layered on thick enough one can actually draw into it to create ridges/groves etc.
Then overpainting with a soft brush to create high-lights.
Check out my new post! :)

sonita
12-05-2009, 01:36 PM
I think they are both lovely...love the textured work on the 2nd piece :-)

Lady Carol
12-05-2009, 01:59 PM
The texture in #2 is terrific. I like it. It really gives the dimension of depth. The first is lovely and you can see that the second is an evolution from that.

Well done.

Georgi
12-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Both are very good! Well done, Kathleen!

Cheers,
Georgi

Aires
12-05-2009, 10:42 PM
The first one "calls" to something in me, I can readily see why you refused to sell it. I think one could build a story around either painting, not because of technique so much as that they have something to say to the viewer. Nice work, Kathleen.

Margaret 59
12-06-2009, 02:07 AM
I think it's hard to do a "green" painting well, but you've succeeded and I'm a sucker for texture as in the second one.:clap: :wave: :wave: