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Old 04-30-2012, 12:43 AM
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Long Slide Falls...top looking down

12" x 9" oil on linen...on the Peme Bon Won river...here in NE Wisconsin. Painted this last afternoon...




...and definitely good trout waters!
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I like this, Larry, lovely colour! looks like spring is really there.
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I like it , especially the foreground rocks to the right, not so much the outline on the rocks to the left.

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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

Thanks..both of you. I don't mind discussing the work Brad...interestingly when looking down, that edge of the rock was quite dark and especially against the foil of the distant planes. Then I realized more importantly that the asymmetry fails in the picture with too much visual weight to the right were that darker accent removed or taken out.

The leading diagonals of tree branches, rocks, etc...direct the eye down and to left but were there no darker accent...nothing to anchor such direction, only the weight of the heavier right bearing down. If one imagines that darker edge not there in that light, think you'll see what I mean. Again though...it became easier for me to realize its resolve actually seeing its presence. Perhaps that the spray of water or humidity rising... wetting the rock for one, two the shadows of the mass on the right casting darks....but of whatever account it was darker and just too convenient to ignore as a design component for asymmetry.
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I love the mix of colors in this scene and the great feeling of depth to the forest - very well done!
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Thanks..both of you. I don't mind discussing the work Brad...interestingly when looking down, that edge of the rock was quite dark and especially against the foil of the distant planes. Then I realized more importantly that the asymmetry fails in the picture with too much visual weight to the right were that darker accent removed or taken out.

The leading diagonals of tree branches, rocks, etc...direct the eye down and to left but were there no darker accent...nothing to anchor such direction, only the weight of the heavier right bearing down. If one imagines that darker edge not there in that light, think you'll see what I mean. Again though...it became easier for me to realize its resolve actually seeing its presence. Perhaps that the spray of water or humidity rising... wetting the rock for one, two the shadows of the mass on the right casting darks....but of whatever account it was darker and just too convenient to ignore as a design component for asymmetry.


I don't have a problem with the dark per se, it's just that it appears to me to be an outline rather than a face of the rocks. There isn't a lot of variation in the line, which is probably how you saw it. Forgive the presumption, but I did some tweaking.
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nothing to forgive Brad...the interest is to grow, enjoy life...find significance, elevate one's potential/stead...appreciated!!! we are part of a unique brotherhood. Variation...is always a good thing...more intrigue...
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

Saw this one earlier and elsewhere and it still looks good Larry. As much as things are growing out here right now it must look pretty dang good in Wisconsin...time to paint before the heat comes our way!
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I like this, the colours and simplicity. Arnie
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Love the colors and the boldness.
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I like the point of view - from the top instead of straight on. Very big challenge to show the back of the cliff drop off.

There is a great big huge difference between seeing beauty and communicating it to others isn't there? Even in photography there is a big gap.
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

I really admire this beautiful painting, Larry! It has an excellent color balance and composition.
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Re: Long Slide Falls...top looking down

Thanks everyone...been crazy busy, have been meaning to make comment...appreciated. it is interesting Ron how painters outdoors adapt. Some I know in Florida talk about the importance for themselves painting early morning and by m10am they must be done. Too hot by that time. The kinds of scenes and things that catch my eye, the whole southern part of the US would be intriguing for other reasons besides heat, water moccasins or snakes in general, alligators...you name it. Hear...we have ticks, bears, wolves...rednecks...the later probably more consistently a hazard! Hahahaa...
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