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Old 01-11-2017, 12:52 AM
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Reworks take a looooong time and concentration to do. Cezanne is right ... one brush
stroke can change a whole painting so very easily. Where to put that one brush-stroke
is the pickle ... could give anyone a giant headache.

Other than reworking these two did a portrait [ attempted ] of Monsieur Gauguin just for
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I like them both.

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Cezanne was right, but wow, John: I love these. Whew!
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Like both but especially the 2nd. Gary
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Enchanted lands, both, an other time and place. The second, a soaring hawk's-eye view.

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Re: reworks ...

I think I recognize the first one- liked it then, like this one, too, like a dreamscape. And I wouldn't have thought that building and stark shadow would fit with the more subtle surroundings, but you make it work so well.
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Two great works,John.Like Gary my favourite is the 2nd one.
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Both are exquisite and seen on high as if being overflown by a bird or a human in a hang glider. The nicest bird's eye views I'ves seen in quite awhile. Thank you for sharing them. Your soft, subtle muted palette is wonderful. Don't change a thing!
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These are both fantastic! Love them!
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Thanks Lucy ... most kind, they are for a competition. Don't know really if
they are finished enuf for the judges. As someone pointed out - competitions
are a lottery and we never really know the bias of the judges to any degree
to do well. Cross fingers I guess. Thanks Deborah, I shall see about frames
and how I might do that. Thanks Dave, the first one does have a couple of
issues shall see about changing it before the competition.

Thanks Wendy, Thanks Kos Gary and Derek - thanks Doug, thanks for the
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These are lovely John. The first has a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity with the curve the water makes between the two pools, and the picnicker taking it all in.
The 2nd has lovely depth provided by the shack and deep shadow and perspective.
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Wow, these are like your very own magical mystery tours into another but still familiar world. Bravo! Don't touch 'em!
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John these are really beautiful. Your other world is dream like and slightly unsettling, almost like being in the garden of Eden, yet where is that serpent hiding!!
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Your mix of soft and hard focus works great! It's a treat to view these private worlds.
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I like them both but especially the second. Fantastic!!
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