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14X20; acrylic on watercolor paper mounted on masonite. I wanted to have a nice texture as I worked and I love the feel of paper. This started as a black and white tonal wash and was built in layers with polymer glazes. The details were painted with liquitex acrylic inks. M.Graham acrylics overall.
C&C is always cool, Cheers, Derek
Made a few changes: :)
06-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Very talented man. Has "that" feel about it. Nicely executed and a beauty.
06-05-2011, 07:39 PM
Love your treatment of this. Very talented. I looked for the changes and finally saw that a roof was changed, good call. I didn't notice anything else. Lovely piece to look at.
Editing to add, I picked up on the added green to the trees above the blue roof. :)
06-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Love those trees and stone wall, Derek.
06-05-2011, 10:21 PM
Hi Derek, Wow, you've done it again! :thumbsup:
I like the way you take an ordinary scene and then give the viewer that deja vu feeling, like this is a place that you've visited in the past. Love your choice of colors, and all the subtle details on the barn in front... Very impressive work!!
06-05-2011, 10:44 PM
Very nice and I agree it does have the feeling that I've been there before.:thumbsup:
Harold: Thanks very much Sir.
Linee: Thanks, I needed that red to balance the bush.
Margaret, thanks my kiwi friend.
Hi Deb...how are you? Thanks.
Patti; Thanks so much, and thanks for taking my picture.:)
06-06-2011, 07:06 AM
I love this, and yes, the red roof was a masterful change. I love the rock wall, the foliage the barn, the foreground--everything.
Thanks for posting.
06-06-2011, 09:16 AM
Beautiful work. Just wondering how you mounted it on the board.did you use two sided tape or some kind of glue.?
06-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Wonderful scene, the brick wall is fabulous it looks so very realistic. Love the reds in the roof and bush gives a nice touch of color.
Thanks so much.
Elinor: I used Gel polymer medium to glue down the paper.
06-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Did I tell you about the new gallery I started here in my home ? Send this to me and I will....ummmm...try to get it sold....:lol:
It's another winner....:thumbsup:
06-06-2011, 07:24 PM
I love it all but the details, especially in and around the barn fascinate me. Plus those rocks around the red bush are fantastic! I keep looking and seeing more. Great job:clap:
Raymo: I'll split the money with you. Thanks Bud!
Patti: hey thanks so much, Derek
06-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Love it!! That rock wall musta taken forever!!
Hey "Kat".....:lol: , that took me longer than anything else in the painting.
Thanks so much.
06-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Love Love Love... so beautiful.
06-07-2011, 05:35 PM
the big cedar tree is very nice now that the chromium oxide green has color and shading.....the red roof is an 'eye catcher', was that your plan?
another beautiful painting......you're on a roll,,,,,very nicely done my good friend....
have you ever worked on 'all media' board?.....like paper but tough and needs no backing.....comes in 'white' and 'black'......I use it for 'oil pastels' but would work well with acrylics.....
'bluey'....an aussie lady gave me that nick name....said it's big down there...LOL! :D
Hey Kate: Thanks very much.
Hey "Bluey" :lol:
I will look into the all-media board. Gatorboard is a RIP-OFF. So many things warp......thru time.
Thanks for stopping in bro. All the best. derek
06-09-2011, 04:25 AM
Superb painting Derek. Love the colours of the stones in that wall.
More brilliant work from you Derek! Changing that roof colour was inspired and balances the comp beautifully. Always a treat to open your posts!
Chammi: Thanks so much
Coralie: Very kind of you.
Deborah Secor stopped in to see this in "landscapes" forum; she advised me to work on the middle blue tree behind the red/orange roof.....tone it down. She was right and I did: Derek
06-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Derek, actually I liked all of your versions of this...
The middle blue true didn't bother me at all (I think I prefer it :o), but I do think your change to the orange roof looks better. Very nice painting, I keep coming back to look at it....:)
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