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12-13-2010, 01:56 PM
I've been very busy and also spending time on the Johannes Intruction thread.
This is a study of what I've learnt or beleive I hopefully have.
I shaped my bg trees with the sky colour as negative spaces, thought a lot of values, colour hamony, melodic lines, nothing too contrasty in the no fly zone, etc...
This is my effort on a 14X18 inch canvas board. Used a big brush and knives:
Your C&C very welcome :)
12-13-2010, 02:20 PM
This is very pretty Esmeralinda; a 14x18 and it's a study? I always thought studies were smaller than that. I like all the different greens, the brush strokes, the splash of yellow. If this were my painting, I would add a tree swing with a cat on it, lol. :cat:
12-13-2010, 02:47 PM
12-13-2010, 02:53 PM
My new favorite of yours Linda
12-13-2010, 03:17 PM
lovely study Linda .. everyone is playing :D .. enjoy
12-13-2010, 03:55 PM
Very spontaneous! I love the way you've negatively painted the trees and the technique you used for your delicious foliage. Lovely work!
12-14-2010, 02:34 AM
Nice and fresh. Lovely painting and I like that splash of red in there, it livens it up nicely.
I have a nigggle though. The tops of the left hand trees don't quite look right to me and they look a little stunted.
12-14-2010, 09:58 AM
Thank you all for your beautiful comments !
Marion, you are right, and I did correct that. Also I will change a few negatif shapes between the birches on the right....as now they are too similar.
I've been enjoying Johannes sessions and feel more confident.
I started a new painting last night, right after my meal (we eat late or in front of the screen since we started watching his lessons :D ).
12-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Very nice work Linda and in sync with the lessons:wink2:. Abstract shapes come out really well.:thumbsup:
Well, missed the Johannes sessions, looks pretty good. However, not seeing
much of a difference between this one and your previous paintings. Do you
just understand what your doing in a different way or has something changed
post-Johannes from pre-Johannes?
He looks to be a pretty fabulous painter.
12-14-2010, 04:47 PM
Thank you Vlad and John :wave:
John, it is little things which make a good deal of difference in my mind that I feel more confident about and understand better...I might have been doing them pre-Johannes but intuitively (what a nice word...cannot pronounce it though :D ).
12-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Looks good - nice application of what we've learned!
12-15-2010, 06:27 PM
A beautiful piece of work. I do think those trees on the left should continue on up, though.
Lovely: texture is so nice and the red purples against the green are beautiful.
12-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Thanks Matthew, Ralph and Derek :heart:
Ralph, I corrected those trees already. Thank you for noticing and sharing :thumbsup:
12-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Very nice! Like the textures!
12-15-2010, 09:56 PM
Very nice work Linda, I especially enjoyed seeing this piece during the webinar the other night. Interacting with other inspirational artists is always so motivating.
12-16-2010, 05:09 PM
I haven't been here for a while and seeing this tells me I've been missing out. Your work is always inspirational and this is up there with your best.
12-17-2010, 03:57 AM
I've been following the "webinars" and can see what you've learned in this. I can see thin paint (brushwork?) and softer edges in the background. My advice to you based on personal experience is to become even more fond of the brush and save the knife for a few deliberate impasto strokes with crisp edges near the main focal area.
12-17-2010, 09:09 AM
Thank you all very much :wave:
Michael, I love my knives and the texture ! I wish only to learn more about composition, design, values and how to simplify a little more. I find at times I get too busy !
I have nothing against brush work though and at times I will use it to blend but personal taste, I prefer using those knives :evil: :D (have been for the last 5 years)...
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