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mattlart
09-17-2002, 11:29 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-17-2002/10498_WOLF_CREEK.JPG


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: "On Wolf Creek"
Year Created: 1999
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 40
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
One of my old watercolors,..painted with a limited palette.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
All comments

orchidlover6
09-17-2002, 11:33 AM
I love the limited palettes. The colors are clear, crisp and clean and really make this piece vibrant.
Well done.

Wayne Gaudon
09-17-2002, 11:36 AM
fall colors and winter snow .. always a nice combination

woodguy
09-17-2002, 12:01 PM
Very, very good, Scott! I like your palette, composition and technique. Jim

Paintonbrush
09-17-2002, 12:15 PM
ohh that water, and shadow in snow. beautiful. are you still the owner? fall is coming

Ruth Brigitte
09-17-2002, 12:15 PM
Limited palette?

WOW. It's superb.

Is there any medium or subject matter that you CAN'T handle?

YLCIA
09-17-2002, 12:25 PM
I wish my limited pallet would be that great, he-he...
Absolutely wonderful painting!

Julia:)

Alyona
09-17-2002, 01:10 PM
Love it!

madmum
09-17-2002, 01:23 PM
What can I say? Love the snow on the branches, the autumn colours, the little twiggy branches. Green with envy that you paint like this with watercolour!!!

Ruth

Southern Style
09-17-2002, 03:57 PM
One of those paintings that I could look at and enjoy and study everyday!

TScottDove
09-18-2002, 01:04 AM
Hmm... other than maybe fuscia and kelly green, in what way were you limited?

This just GLOWS! The cobalt shadows makes this piece dazzle.

Fagan
09-18-2002, 10:30 AM
This is right purty! Lovely work Scott! Do you have any new watercolor work?

Rodger Walker
09-23-2002, 02:24 PM
This is great work.

No criticism, but I can't help but wonder if your piece would infer more depth if the middle and background edges were less crisp? I don't know that much about watercolor but I am really captured by your colors. It is absolutely beautiful.

Keep it up. And thanks for sharing pic.

Gilberte
09-23-2002, 04:04 PM
Again and again and again ......
cannot believe this is a watercolor but since you say so ... I must !

jerryW
09-23-2002, 04:37 PM
a lovely thing
how long did it take to paint?

artbabe21
09-23-2002, 05:06 PM
This is SO gorgeous Scott.......your fall mirrors our own here.

My jaw always drops when I view your work...:)

Evesangel
09-23-2002, 06:00 PM
Gorgeous color...as always beautiful work!( I am absolutely spitting like a mad cat ... with envy)

mattlart
09-23-2002, 07:18 PM
My apologies for not getting back to this thread sooner......Been BUSY!
This painting probably took about 6 hours to paint. At the time;...crisp edges,..rich, saturated color,..and HIGH contrast were really what many of my paintings were about.
I want to thank ALL of you for looking,..and sharing your observations.Cheers,_S

gnu
09-24-2002, 04:22 AM
aha another detail person!!! yipee...
Cannot believe the quality of this....so much feeling and heart....
atmostphere and reality too...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

painterbear
09-24-2002, 07:09 AM
Hi Scott,

Your command of color and painting techniques never fail to please and awe someone who is trying to learn how to handle watercolors. Even your "older" paintings are lovely, although your style has evolved since this one was painted. :p

Please explain what you mean by a "limited palette"—one color, two colors, which colors? Some of us tyros are not up to speed on exactly what certain terminology means. ;)

Sylvia

mattlart
09-24-2002, 09:43 AM
Hi......:)
I guess everyone's idea of what a "limited palette" would consist of might be different...:
For me,..probably no more than three basic colors would be limited. A while back I,lol,..I seemed to use every color in the rainbow on my palette! In this painting,..primarily,..indigo,..deep cadmium yellow,..and ultramarine were used,..although, now that I think about it,..there IS lots of burnt sienna there,...and some gold metallic pigment,.........and,..whoa,..a touch of opera(Deep,rich pink).Ok,..! I lied,lol!...Hehe,..it's not SO limited.......;)
Thank you all again for your observations...Caio-Scott

Rodger Walker
09-24-2002, 10:18 AM
Scott, I apologize if you took my comment about "crisp edges" as a criticism... I certainly didn't mean that in any way... I'm trying to learn and learning requires asking questions and challenging everything. Your work is terrific and something that aspire to.

Apologies to all.

mattlart
09-24-2002, 10:46 AM
Rodger.,
OF COURSE,...I'm not offended!:)
THERE ARE lots of crisp edges,...lol. And,..your opinion is certainly valid. It was a good observation,..and suggestion. You've got a good eye. Thank you. Cheers...

mustcreate
09-24-2002, 12:01 PM
wonderful use of watercolour!! such richness. those shadows on the snow are delicious.

Gilberte
09-24-2002, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by jerryW
a lovely thing
how long did it take to paint?

Why do they always ask a watercolorist : how long did it take you to paint this ?

It takes years and years and years to get there ............ !

cobalt fingers
09-24-2002, 02:10 PM
nicely done-I'd suggest you bring the 2 blue (intense blue) chromas closer to unify the work. Both are good apart but toether they really set off vibrating

artinoils
09-24-2002, 04:09 PM
Lovely! Moody and mysterious. I noticed the watercolors you've posted are older works, are you not doing any new watercolors? Only oils at present? (great btw) How about pastels...do you work in that medium too. Would like to see all!