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Old 10-27-2016, 05:41 PM
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Seasonal Clock is Ticking

The season is disappearing fast. We are suppose to have some rain, wind and changing weather over the next few days. A tree can be beautiful one day and bare the next. This was from a newly opened but lightly developed walk way through along one of the stream canyons that extend into my neighborhood. Looks like a great place to paint.

Several folks happened by as I just started to paint. The painting was a real mess. They struggled to find something nice to say. Most settled on how nice the weather was. I do not mind folks too much but it is embarrassing having someone look at your work when it is a real mess and you are not sure that it will get any better.

Thanks for looking. C&C welcome. Gary

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Old 10-28-2016, 03:13 AM
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

Beautiful contrasts...
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:00 PM
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

Thanks Fr. Tom. Gary
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

I think it's lovely, the only crit I have is the tan strip in the background. I am unsure of what it is and it is distracting. When I placed my finger across that one section I loved the light play over the trail and the greens in the background were more in harmony. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-28-2016, 09:52 PM
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

An inviting scene, I like the way the path winds to and fro and the charming play of light on the path. Maybe a touch of grey/blue into the background to push it back.
I can relate to how you feel at the start of a painting. With acrylics I could cover unwanted parts quickly but oils I'm keeping the rag and palette knife handy.
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

WOW! I like it the way it is.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:43 AM
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

Thanks Bellaskye. I was painting in a steep ravine and the distant tan strip was an embankment. I painted it almost last as I could not see how to portray it.

Thanks Colin for your suggestion. To lift water soluble oils I keep a wet watercolor angle shader brush handy. It is good for lifting mistakes (a lot in my case) and lifting highlights that I paint over.

Thanks Moscatel.

Thanks again to everyone. Gary
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:25 PM
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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

You're hitting some good strokes lately, Gary.
If you experience frustration, remember that oil painting has a reset button- the knife and rag. Remove paint and rework.
I encourage you to gear up and get out winter painting!
EDIT: I see others have suggested the same thing re: scraping out an area. Oils offer the ultimate in flexibility.



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Re: Seasonal Clock is Ticking

Great technique in vibrant colors, beautiful!
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Thanks Jerry. Not likely to do much this winter. I am now scheduled for two knee replacements this year. Doesn't sound like fun but I hope to be stable once again afterwards.

Thanks MinsharART

Thanks to everyone again. Gary
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