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Devonlass
08-07-2010, 04:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2010/141077-Path_thru_corn.jpg This is from a photo from the RIL and unfortunately I didn't make a note of the photographers name, so if this is your photo I thank you.

I did this one on a piece of 11 x 14 charcoal La Carte from the sample package that Dakota sells. I've always been afraid of La Carte before because of all the terrifying tales I hear about sneezing etc. but I finally got to the point where I wanted to try it............. and I love it!!! It's so great to work with, really grabs hold of the pastel and I agree with someone else who noted in another thread that the colors seems to be brighter on it. Makes me want to place a large order for more, but I really should try and reduce the stack of various surfaces that I already have in my studio. I've also had my husband cutting up Masonite into usable sizes ready for priming so I've yet to try that method. Mostly Ludwigs, GAs and MVs plus a few Daler Rowneys.

The path isn't quite so bright in real life.

Hope you like it.

kennychaffin
08-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Wonderful!

rudiratlos44
08-07-2010, 04:41 PM
Fantastic, fabulous.
Regards
Rudi

Finvarra
08-07-2010, 05:41 PM
I love this! Paths leading away are so evocative, sometimes mysterious. The sunny colours make it look like it would lead to a happy place. A very cheering picture.

Cheers
Lesley

granddad
08-07-2010, 05:49 PM
Great piece!! Really love the distance mountains and sky. james

DAK723
08-07-2010, 09:20 PM
Very nice! This painting has so much sunshine in it!

Don

Turpintine45
08-07-2010, 11:47 PM
This is wonderful. I really like the depth of the far mountains all the way to the sunny grasses and path. The colours are really vibrant too. Love it! Jen

Paula Ford
08-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Beautifully done Carol! I was just looking at this photo a couple of days ago. You beat me to it! Really gorgeous piece!

John Palmer Fine Art
08-08-2010, 04:22 AM
A beuatifully portrayed sun-drenched scene, makes me want to walk that track between the fields and the trees. Great work Carol. John

Devonlass
08-09-2010, 10:57 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. My husband took this one to work with him this morning to hang in his office.

bnoonan
08-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Congratulations! I've discovered it's worth it when the husband likes the work and is willing to have it framed. Nicely done and I bet you were happy not to have had to swat the mosquitos off when you painted it. It's extremely inviting.

Barb

Donna T
08-09-2010, 12:57 PM
I love the way you used yellows and golds in this, Carol. They really glow and give off a feeling of warmth. Your husband must be proud to show off your work!

rudiratlos44
08-09-2010, 01:17 PM
A nice painting, but I think that the trunks are painted on the left too regularly. The most important rule for the composition says:
"Never make any two (or more) intervals the same" (Greg Albert)
Regards
Rudi

Ruthie57
08-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Great work!