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Old 04-26-2012, 03:25 PM
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Alla Prima with Knife

8" x 10" Oil on hardboard. I've been in a painting funk lately, but started attending a weekly class to get myself back into things. Here is one of the works I produced one evening.
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Re: Alla Prima with Knife

The class is working. I envy you the opportunity to readjust your mind-set. Nice stuff.
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Hi Laura,
This is a great looking piece of work. The lighting is very good and I feel as if I'm standing right above those trees enjoying this scene. Very nice work.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:32 PM
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Re: Alla Prima with Knife

Hi Jim, Thank you for your nice comments. Being surrounded by other artists is helping me climb back out of my hole.

Thank you Ron - my confidence is coming back. I am working on a large panorama right now of Mt Kathadin - hope to post it here soon.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:41 PM
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Re: Alla Prima with Knife

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to get myself back into things

nice piece .. funny how we can drift in and out of things but most times we drift out because we actually need time to adjust our thoughts
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:24 PM
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Hi Wayne

Yeah, I guess I needed to step back a little and do some thinking. I was in a painting funk where I had lost all my confidence. Certain people's comments can easily derail me and I need to stop giving them that power.
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Very nice, Laura.
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Thank you Dwayne!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:13 AM
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.. very hard to do as we are taught from childhood to appreciate the compliments as success and anything else is failure .. one of the few things I actually remember from school Hopefully things have changed over time.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:33 PM
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Wow Wayne, very powerful and insightful statement. Thank you
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There is great strength and a feeling of primal power in this painting - I like it!
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There is great strength and a feeling of primal power in this painting - I like it!

Thanks Wayne! I am practicing painting mountains for when I go out to Colorado in June to take a workshop with Keith Bond. Can't wait!
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Very nicely done. Good sense of distance.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:03 AM
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I appreciate your taking the time to comment Marion! Thank you.
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Like the movement/flow of the dark blue - leads eye into the scene and then the trees appear to complete the scene. Arnie
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