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~~Kathleen
12-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Here is the last study for an impasto series I was commissioned to do.
In total there will be 5 canvas'.
The wall/gallery they will be hanging on is huge, and very high.
I have a hard time even photographing these small templates.
The colours and shadows are much more vivid than depicted here.
This one will eventually be 8" X 24".
This template is 16" X 20"
Hope you like it, C & C welcome.
~~Kathleen
"The Road home."
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2009/92567-snow2_064.jpgfirst_for_posting.jpg

idylbrush
12-08-2009, 01:27 PM
very moody, mysterious and somehow inviting.

gaykir
12-08-2009, 01:44 PM
I agree with Howard - it is inviting. I really want to touch this one. I love that suggestion of moon behind the trees!! Really great.

clementine
12-08-2009, 04:42 PM
I also very like the atmosphere it conveys!
clem

~~Kathleen
12-08-2009, 04:54 PM
Thank-you Howard & Gayle & Clemmi:wave:....I find that working so large will be a bit of a different kind challenge.
I have been practicing with some very large pieces of MDF so I can get the feel of the scope I will be working in.
(By the way, the final painting will be 8' X 24' (feet not inches LOL))
I am pleased with your observations, as that was what I wanted to convey to the viewer.
It is actually very touchable LOL the thickness of the impasto is about 1/4 inch in some places. I found that with tests that it was best to reach this thickness in many layers, letting the gel/paint dry thoroughly between applications. This way it will not crack. But it is tedious, and not fast work.
The reference is a road that goes through the mountains to the home of the(soon to be) owner of these works. He loves this particular bend during a moody evening.
(you got it bang on Howard.)
Again thanks so much for your input.
~~Kathleen

arl
12-09-2009, 05:54 AM
Wonderful texture and atmosphere.

oicclouds
12-09-2009, 09:03 AM
Oh, I love this!

Artchrispy
12-09-2009, 10:03 AM
Great surface texture. Love the atmosphere!

LavenderFrost
12-09-2009, 11:51 AM
very moody, mysterious and somehow inviting.

Exactly what I was thinking.

~~Kathleen
12-09-2009, 12:54 PM
Thank-you Art Chrispy,Michelle,Arl & Oicclouds for your kind words.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/92567-Final.jpg
I am including with this post a final pic of this painting.
It is cropped a lot because I find that to photograph it and have no glare, it is better to do it with the camera angled upwards from the bottom.
The colour now in this pic is Bang on.
~~Kathleen

OkeeKat
12-09-2009, 11:35 PM
Great Textures Kathleen, Love this one too!
I Realy liked the first one, great depth in it!
.. but I do like the blueish tint this last photo, it shows
some more of a midnight moon glow about it.
very well done!

roy-p
12-10-2009, 12:59 AM
I guess, if I were to touch it with my eyes closed, I'd probably get a sense of that mysterious forest and the cool moonlight. :thumbsup: