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11-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Here are three more plein air acrylics done out in the East McDonnell Ranges.
Comment always welcome!
11-15-2011, 06:14 PM
awesome works! All are amazing but love the lighting on the 3rd one most.
11-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Yes, that 3rd one rocks, no pun intended. All 3 are wonderful. What a great place to paint.
11-16-2011, 01:52 AM
There's no mistaking that country. Well done! I especially like your composition in the 3rd one. :thumbsup:
Wonderful works as usual ... love those red rocks.
11-16-2011, 08:37 AM
Love them. Nice touch and colour. What do you have on your palette?
11-16-2011, 09:55 AM
I too like them all and surprisingly I actually think the narrow format one is my favourite. It makes me long to hike along that path and explore. Great stuff David.
11-17-2011, 05:40 PM
Gorgeous paintings, wonderful colors. Thanks for letting us see them.
11-17-2011, 09:00 PM
Thanks folks for the generous feedback! It is an inspiring place to paint.
Warren - on my palette is always - cad yellow light, Alizarin, acra magenta, Ultramarine, white, and burnt umber. I usually back these up with yellow ochre, raw sienna, cad red light, cobalt or cerulean, to suit. That's about it
11-17-2011, 11:49 PM
The third one is my fav, David. What was your palette?
11-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Thanks Barsha - cad yellow light, Alizarin, acra magenta, Ultramarine, white, and burnt umber. I usually back these up with yellow ochre, raw sienna, cad red light, cobalt or cerulean, to suit.
Horse Party Time
11-18-2011, 06:32 PM
they are very good--like others, I find the 3rd one to be the best!
11-18-2011, 07:17 PM
Fantastic, I am jealous of everyone who has the ability to capture the feeling and character of places like this. Spot on colours and textures. I find landscapes terribly difficult especially plein air!
11-20-2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks Horse Party Time - that 3rd one is certainly winning the comp!
Hi Amanda - often plein air seems difficult until I find a way to organize my gear, and find some shade! Then it's pure fun.
11-20-2011, 06:26 PM
Three more beauties David! Great sense of colour and light.
I'm fascinated with the perspective in the third as I've never painted plein air and would have to have a photo of the scene.
11-21-2011, 06:05 AM
Super work as always David. I hope that you find a ready market for these beauties.
11-21-2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Margaret - I painted these cliffs from standing almost directly beneath them. I would get up early before the sun rose, and watch for the moment when all the colour switched on. I would also wander around in the creek bed looking for the best composition. So when I actually painted it, I had done my homework and wasted no time in trying to catch the magic moment. Perspective is always tricky, but when you are on the spot and the light is moving fast, you just have to run on instinct, knowing you can always tweak later or use the painting as a study for a more measured painting.
Hi Doug - thanks for the kind words... selling paintings is always a challenge!
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