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Old 12-03-2017, 03:05 PM
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red rock California

18x24, oils
had a fair ton of paint leftover and a pretty wretched notion to cover up, so i did a knife painting. it kept making me think of California.

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Re: red rock California

OH yes, California for sure from its cool blue waters, sunny beaches and desert/mountains! Love this, La!
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Re: red rock California

Enjoyable palette and I especially like the passages that might be interpreted as sky.

The star in the bottom left keeps pulling my eye, so it might warrant a revisit.

The coolest thing about this painting is that I never would have guessed a knife was used. You've got a very smooth dexterity with the knife La!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:57 PM
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I think i have to agree with Rick on this one.....the star is the painting....its really good.
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My opinion: The top half is stunning!
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thanks guys/gals

that 'star', yeah, it's the only remnant of the original piece - a little sneaky freeway to Hollywood.

the top half is calm, gentle - the bottom got busier, more chaotic (the dregs of clearing the pallet).

once dry, nothing stopping me from calming that some ... will do.

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Re: red rock California

I also agree with Rick; great palette and calming ambiance.

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Nice colors and topography.
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I love the strong colour in this, its fabulous, I kind of agree that the top half is stronger than the bottom.
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Re: red rock California

Thanks Trier, Boa, Kate

worked the bottom section in hopes of it working better with the top
(and a compare image)

thanks again for your honest eyes

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I'm sorry to say but a single person can't can't this... unless... they... you know... did it
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MUCH, much improved,,,,loving these gorgeous rich colors.

Only my humble opinion, of course,,,,but I still think that whole 'previously star area' needs to go. For me, it's in direct opposition to, and takes away from a smooth, peaceful,
calm landscape.
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Re: red rock California

Think something like this
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=diebenkorn...ages&ia=images
Hope this helps.......it doesn't need much.....just a little more simplicity i think...
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Re: red rock California

ok, Fine! i burned down hollywod strip

pale red is due to light glare [and looks like a big slab of tongue to me]
strong red is the reality

IF the strong red is too much of a beacon ... ... or a compatible strength ...

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Re: red rock California

I've got confused. Not sure if the 'pale red tongue' is the final or the 'bright red tongue, either way, both work well. I'm glad you took out the 'star.'

I think you will sell this one quite quickly, it's very striking.
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