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Old 04-11-2012, 01:13 PM
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Nearly There.

Went out today to capture the trees before the leaves come out.





 
The Oak has just started to come into leaf ahead of the Ash.
So if the old rhyme is to believed we should have a good summer for painting.
"Oak before the ash, we'll have a splash, Ash before Oak, we'll have a soak"

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Re: Nearly There.

very good painting Dave
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:44 AM
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Re: Nearly There.

Hi Randa, good to hear from you .
With the painting I think I need to start thinking more about composition. And also to avoid using such strong colour, must start thinking in terms of tinted greys that will harmonise things.

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Re: Nearly There.

I love it! And I hope the rhyme is true for you!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: Nearly There.

Cheers Squeaky, apparently the oak is sensitive to temperature so if the spring is warm it comes in to leaf early, as the ash is light sensitise it tends to come into leaf at the same time each year Though I much prefer to thing the trees know the future

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Re: Nearly There.

Very tricky sort of scene these, not to mention the mercurial light we have been subjected to of late. Compositionally you are not far away I would say the foreground field needs a tonal separation from the mid ground darker possibly and less yellow. You are doing a good thing in opening up a path forward, but in this case I would leave some of the brambles allowing a way through for the eye but not the feet!
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Re: Nearly There.

Something beautifully atmospheric in this. As if it's waiting for something to happen. I like all the dense, colourful brushwork around the trees.
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Re: Nearly There.

Thanks for the great feedback Ron that’s very helpful. I think I’ll rework this one and see what I can do with it using your suggestions.

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As if it's waiting for something to happen
Probably the wild life waiting for me to leave so they can get on with things Helen

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Re: Nearly There.

Nice! Thanks for the reminder that a good painting doesn't need a lot of "stuff" in it - some interesting trees and a view to the distance and good light!
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Thanks Donna, of cause I don’t regard this as a good painting there is just to much wrong with it, but simplicity as you say is something to aim for

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