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timms
12-09-2009, 07:47 PM
This is an acrylic on 300 lb paper 14 X 18" from a photograph I took recently on a quite little path near home. It looked like a "nothing" subject but I ended up really liking it after all. Hope you do too:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/63784-WinterSun14X22AcrylicOnPaper2009.jpg

creatividee
12-09-2009, 09:09 PM
The watercolor effect you achieved with acrylics is wonderful. I really like your perspective as well. Very nice!

George Servais
12-09-2009, 09:21 PM
Sooo soothing and beautifully rendered! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

RichDFischer
12-09-2009, 09:42 PM
Really like this one! Well done.

cadub
12-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Nice job - like the subject too!

roy-p
12-10-2009, 01:10 AM
Wonderful!! Totally agree with what Dee has said re: watercolor effect. Acrylic is so amazingly versatile on this aspect, the ability to easily have glazed layers as well as opaque passages.

Chrisp47
12-10-2009, 01:43 AM
Very, very nice. It sure does look like a watercolour.
Chris

GhettoDaveyHavok
12-10-2009, 02:50 AM
totally marvelous!

arl
12-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Beautiful work and colours.

Lady Carol
12-10-2009, 09:27 AM
Fabulous.

LavenderFrost
12-10-2009, 11:00 AM
Lovely! Sometimes these "nothing" subjects are the best ones.

timms
12-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Thanks everyone. I enjoy working the acrylics this way - it has taken a bit of practice to get the clarity and transparency working but the results are different and great fun to do

BeeCeeEss
12-10-2009, 07:47 PM
Beautifully done. I really like it, too. It's a fine example of acrylics used in a watercolor style. The colors are subtle and the entire painting has a soothing quality.

Beverly

Charlie's Mum
12-11-2009, 01:21 PM
I really like it too Marilyn!
The colours are beautiful and the negative work is very well done .... I'd have this on my wall!!! :D

olliewood0702
12-11-2009, 02:50 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely WONDERFUL negative painting! WOW....it's not easy to paint that way. Just a soothing palette too.:thumbsup:

timms
12-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Beverly, Maureen and Darla - thanks so much for your positive responses!

clementine
12-11-2009, 05:16 PM
very good work!
clem

IanArt
12-12-2009, 06:09 PM
Very nice. I agree with all the comments, awesome style!

Ian

mollynix
12-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Marilyn..this is truly a work of art! The birches are absolutely beautiful! Soft but startling! I just love everything!

ArtsyPatrice
12-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Love the soft transitions you have between the layers of colors - Wonderful painting! :clap:

FULLERARTIST
12-21-2009, 07:41 PM
How do you achieve that watercolor effect? It is beautiful. Kay

theonoe
12-21-2009, 09:23 PM
This is stunning work!!!

Theo

aspenman
12-21-2009, 09:27 PM
Wonderful work - luv the softness of the piece and the tree bark looks so very real - Masterfully done! They look very much like Aspens - are Cottonwoods of the same family?

ArtistPete
12-21-2009, 11:24 PM
Excellent. I like how the background is absent from detail but as you move forward the detail increases--good depth. Did you use any liquid mask technique on some of the foliage? Looks like they could be some birch too.

kennychaffin
12-22-2009, 07:58 AM
I like this a lot, but I think that is an Aspen tree not a cottonwood.

aspenman
12-22-2009, 09:49 AM
That's what I thought kennychaffin. We have both aspens and cottonwoods here in Santa Fe and I paint aspens all the time. Birch-Aspen-Cottonwood-Maple-Oak neither here nor there I guess as it is a Masterful excecution of a painting.

timms
01-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Oh man, I once mistitled an African violet painting by calling it a begonia, so it doesn't surprise me that these might be birch trees after all. The title (for obvious reasons) is actually "Winter Sun".

The watercolor effect begins by working on wet paper and gets more difficult and complicated as you keep going.

No, I didn't use a fluid masking agent on this one. Either I carefully painted around the white areas or, if that wasn't entirely successful, used Titanium White to get them back. I tried not to make it obvious...

Thank you all for your positive appreciation for this piece. Happy New Year to you all with my wishes for many wonderful paintings in this new year.

Marilyn

part time artist
01-01-2010, 04:45 PM
that is such a beautiful painting marilyn. your delicate washes of acrylics create such a calm and peaceful atmosphere

susme48
01-01-2010, 05:15 PM
Lovely!!

timms
01-07-2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks very much Part Time and Susan. I still find it astonishing that we are halfway around the world and yet in contact with each other. Amazing!

Marilyn

rhaya
01-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Wow! That's really quite lovely. The negative painting really adds to it.

Very nice work. :)

cookiem
01-08-2010, 04:50 AM
Wow! Love it, love it, love it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: The colours are beautiful and light, yet evoke such a calm sense. I could look at this for hours!

timms
01-17-2010, 11:01 PM
Thanks, Ryaha and Cookie - much appreciated

idylbrush
01-18-2010, 06:23 AM
Nice sense of time and place. A very charming work.

VENKAT
01-18-2010, 10:03 AM
The first thing that came to my mind is 'could this be water color ' Others have already expressed in similar way. Requires several layers and glazes .
Thanks for sharing
Venkat