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04-17-2010, 10:21 AM
Hi all. Just wanted to upload & show a couple of new paintings I've done. I'm stretching outside the comfort box with my colors, and I'm liking the outcome I think.

The painting of the tree & birdhouse was done for this months landscape challenge. I loved that birdhouse & had to paint it, but carried the colors into the tree as well. Enjoyed using the blues & violets to depict the tree bark & texture.

Second painting was done for the Vitural Paintout - this month it's the Canary Islands. When I found this scene in Google street view, I loved the mountain & flowers along the stone wall. Again, using blues & violets, I wanted to create a "cool" atmosphere for my walk along that road.

Both are acrylic on canvas, 9x12 (I think I downsized one photo more than the other, sorry)

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy. - Nan

04-17-2010, 11:06 AM
Nice work!:thumbsup:

04-17-2010, 11:14 AM
Lovely work Nan and I like both but esp. the 2nd one

04-17-2010, 11:19 AM
very nice. I like the flowers on the hillside, they are pretty. Job well done on the rocks and tree. The blue road seems a bit overwhelming. it might be better to tone the color down so that your focus will be on the hillside and mountain. I like the bird house picture too. I like all the color you placed into the trunk of the tree.

04-17-2010, 11:43 AM
These are beautiful Nancy..love the colours! My favourite is the birdhouse!

04-17-2010, 12:39 PM
These are lovely and the colours are great!

04-17-2010, 12:48 PM
Both charming and well painted. Me I lean toward the first but I love them both.


Kathrin G.
04-17-2010, 06:27 PM
I love them both :clap: gorgeous colours :thumbsup:

M Douglas
04-17-2010, 11:21 PM
Both are beautifully painted, I especially love the 2nd one.


04-18-2010, 08:55 AM
Beautiful works and colours.

04-18-2010, 09:29 AM
Very nice. I see you are in your Blue Faze ............ :lol:

Maybe you could try using the complementary colour Orange/Red a little more to soften down the effect of the blue.

04-18-2010, 09:47 AM
Lovely paintings. I would love to travel down that road and around the bend.:thumbsup:

04-18-2010, 11:31 AM
Very nice! I really love the blues in the second one.


04-18-2010, 11:15 PM
Thank you all for your comments & kind words. Yes, I agree that I did a fair amount of blue in these, especially the mountain & flowers scene. I thought of adding the yellow/orange contrast but liked the coolness of the blue too much to play with it. I may do another version of it and add the orange into it to see the variations. Thanks again. - Nan