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Old 04-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Hello Landscape Forum--long time, no post. Below is the lastest off the easel--an 18x24 oil on canvas panel. It depicts a scene from a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park last September. The elk were out in big numbers and the bulls were bugling away, serenading all the park visitors each evening. I took the photo ref just before sunset when mountain shadows shaded the foreground valley, but bright sunlight was still hitting the distant mountains. The elk weren't actually in the scene, so I borrowed them from another photo. Happy to get your feedback.
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Really good sense of space and distance.
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Wow! Great setup here - nice job on the lighting and the huge scale of the scene.
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

What a great sense of distance! I like how the river draws me right in. It must have been something to see elk. We had a neighbor's cow in our yard this morning and that was a thrill for me!
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Wow, this is awesome! I miss hiking in RMNP and this is so thrilling to see! Very well done!
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Nice job! I like the meandering waterway, it's a great lead in. Excellent sense of space and scale, nice job!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:15 PM
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Re: Autumn Shadows, Moraine Park

Sorry to wait so long to respond. Been crazy-busy with my "real jobs" so not much time for what I love doing. You are all so kind with your critiques. It was a real struggle to get the color temps close to the actual painting. It's in the ballpark, but the near rocks look way too blue and the distant mountains are too orange. Thanks again, everyone! I love this forum.
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