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02-02-2012, 02:41 PM
A bright, blustery, autumn day on Jordan Lake (near Raleigh NC). 11X14 acrylic on panel. C&C always appreciated! Thanks for looking!


chammi kaiser
02-02-2012, 04:36 PM
Super background trees. You have also achieved a really choppy look in the water. Like the foreground grasses too. Well done.

02-02-2012, 04:44 PM
all in all....very good painting. I like the flow of light. I like the sky as it's shape is close to the shape of the rocks. The proportions are good. The large expanse of water helps contrast against the light of the sky and the light playing on the rocks. The choppy water implies alot of motion, it almost gives that lapping sound of lil waves on the rocks.

I like the hint of reflection on the water.

It is nice that the richest tones are in the deeper background and centering on that outreaching green of trees.

If I would say anything, it would be good job, nice work.

02-02-2012, 06:01 PM
very good nice depth love the choppy water

02-02-2012, 06:13 PM
I like the rocks in the foreground ... nice edges.

02-02-2012, 09:59 PM
The colors, composition, and quality of light are really nice. I feel so much motion in this. As I gaze at the water it does seem to move.

Ms Nan
02-02-2012, 10:46 PM
I agree with the comments above - very beautiful painting.

02-03-2012, 01:15 AM
Great job...I can almost hear the water lapping on the rocks. Good movement and depth. Colors are great.

Kathrin G.
02-03-2012, 02:53 AM
super painting :clap: :clap:

02-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Beautiful picture, I love it!

02-05-2012, 03:52 PM
Hi Chammi, Michael, Robert, TJS, Jenny, Nan, Cindy, Kathrin, and Karen! Thanks for you kind comments!:wave:


02-07-2012, 02:24 PM
Great Job on the water.

02-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Thanks Rosanne!


02-08-2012, 05:18 PM
I really like the glazing colors in the sky. And the distant trees, compared to the closer trees is interesting. Rocks are nice. I do not like your water (NOT that I could do close to it) but it is too heavy to be water.

02-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Very nice, great depth in scene. One small point, I think the water being as choppy as it is would have more whitecaps going in various directions to give it a little more motion.


02-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Allison- thanks for your comments! I tend to agree that the water looks too "heavy" (good word for it). I struggle a lot with water. In this piece my feeling is I darkened the shaded sides of the wavelets too much, but I'd love to hear suggestions you or anyone else has to "lighten up". Thanks again!

Paul- thanks very much! A few more knots and I think there would have been whitecaps. I didn't trust myself to "install" them, tho!


02-11-2012, 01:42 PM
WOW! This is Wonderful! That water is amazing!!

02-11-2012, 01:52 PM

Charlie's Mum
02-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Welcome to the forum:)
I like the ambience of this work - the colours overall are excellent.

Personally, I feel the composition is divided into three - rather than composed as a whole - but that just my opinion:)

The top third is truly be beautiful and makes an excellent long-format painting:D
Try covering the lower 2/3rds and see what I mean:)

02-11-2012, 05:29 PM
Lovely painting. Fabulous foliage!

02-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Love this Rob!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Awesome work on the water as well as the rest of the landscape!!

02-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Hi Ruthie, Gilberte, Judy, and Kathie, thanks for your kind comments!:wave:

Maureen- your suggestion is a real eye-opener! I painted the scene a little too literally and the wide expanse of water ended up dividing the composition more than I would have liked. But your crop suggestion is spot-on! I think I'll use this as a reference to do a long format version. Thanks so much for your suggestion!

I have to add how much I've learned from this forum, this place rocks!:clap:


Charlie's Mum
02-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Glad I came in useful Rob!:lol:

02-13-2012, 01:11 PM
WOW... I can see, feel, amd hear the water lapping up against the rocks! Bravo!

02-14-2012, 10:19 AM
A fellow Carolinian! Thanks for your comment, Bernie!


02-23-2012, 08:30 AM
Very nice!:clap: :thumbsup: