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Old 05-01-2012, 09:38 PM
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Sunset

Not sure of the title yet. 16 x 20, oil on wood

I tried something a little new. My reference had strong morning light so all of the color is a fabrication of imagination and looking at some of James Reynold's work. He makes it look easy. I did not find it so easy. It took a lot longer to get everything figured out (but not sure it is figured out).

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:45 PM
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Ah.. so this is what you've been up to!
I ALWAYS love seeing what comes off your easel. This is no exception.
And you make it look easy, no matter if you don't think so!!
I have not a single suggestion... it's perfect...
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Jim, AWESOME painting! My daughter even said, "WOW! I like those colors."

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:51 PM
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I'll say.. you figured it out. (Did I ever say how much I like Orange and Magenta) I love the blue in the clouds which really seems to set it off. Guess I like it all.. Beautiful piece Jim!!
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Wow, this is powerful and peaceful at the same time. It looks really hard to paint, but you handled it very well! The sky is so beautiful, and there is a great sense of friendship between the man and his horse. Another excellent work, Jim, and I'm happy to see a new painting from you.
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Re: Sunset

Jim this works on sooo many levels. I'm always interested in what yu've been up to. Fantastic - thanks fr sharing.
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Nothing quite like firing up the computer and being greeted by the latest Jim Connelly painting. Awesome Jim!



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You did a suburb job with this. I've found very little direct use for red and when I did it always fell short of my expections. Very nice painting and well done. I have seen red morning like this. Excellent.
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Excellent! I really love all the warmth this has and a very distinctive style!

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Jim,

I've been treated to many mornings AND evenings just like this. You have captured the mood, colors and the overall feel of it very well indeed.

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Having long been fascinated with horses and the way sunsets bathe everything in color, I'd say you nailed it
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I really appreciate everyones comments. You all are so kind.

I often finish a painting and say, "I need to wait and decide later what I think" because it is all I am looking at so for so long. The other issue is looking at work by artist that are so better than what I come up with. But that is how you learn.
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Another nice one, Jim! Thanks for sharing--this makes a nice addition to your set. I love it!
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Great piece! Thing is, I was going to look at your work while painting my next piece to help me learn
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Re: Sunset

This is very dramatic. I really like the gesture, too.
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