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Old 07-07-2001, 04:32 PM
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I also have really enjoyed this article. It wasn't so much the info in it although it was that also, but it was the delivery of such. I've heard most of these tips too in various forms which I didn't always understand. Your presentation of them really broadened my mind on them and helped in the understanding. I really enjoyed the tip about bringing out the lights by deepening the darks. One would think that we'd all know that and yet many of us have trouble depicting streets lights etc in darkness.
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great article! Thanks for taking time to do this one.
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Thank you very much Johannes. I have printed all pages for future reference. I learned so much from your lesson, it is easy to understand and your reference images are very helpfull.
Thanks again.

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Old 07-21-2001, 10:44 AM
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Talking Landscape Composition Rules


just joined the forum ... & read this,
this morning.

It was well written, well explained, & therefore easily understandable.

Adding all of the examples to illustrate a point, helped link the
information to image.

Very informative article - many thanks to the author!


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no sense re-inventing the wheel...I might very well direct my students to this very fine article! So much to chew on, and the buffet large enough that there is food enough for everyone!

Great labored effort and job, Johannes!!!!

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This is by far the most informative set of information that I have been exposed to. Many thanks....I am using it to look at my past work to find what I have done wrong previously and hoping that I never make the same mistakes again.
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I am interested in Landscape photography and have been struggling with composition. I have gotten some great info for my trip to grand canyon next month.
If I have any success I will post some reference photos for you painters out there.
Agian many thanks.
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Old 08-12-2001, 04:29 PM
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What a splendid article, and a great gift to us all! It's quite an inspiration for both art and education.

This is a Wet Canvass Hall of Fame piece if ever there was one.

Johannes, thank you, thank you.
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Old 08-19-2002, 07:07 PM
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Thanks Johannes,
I've just started painting landscapes from the many reference photos that I have taken on trips. This information will be very helpful to me. I really appreciate your sharing this information with everyone.

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greetings johannes

i too am new to wc and this forum. i am also very new to painting period and with acrylics. i have only been painting a few weeks as a matter of fact. but i wanted to thank you for the lesson because i am very passionate about landscapes. i feel this inner sanctum with nature and to learn to paint what i am feeling inside is a new passion for me. i will have to reread your article to get it into my head due to lack of printer. so i wanted to thank you for the article. i find wc as my only source of instruction except for the opb classes on television. i have no source of income to afford any lessons so this is fabulous for me.

thanks again johannes,
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your article is very clear and a huge useful learning recourse. I love all those examples! I'm using it on all the images i'm doing now.
I was wandering, the painting of the road leading to a hidden thing on page 5, is that by alberd bierstadt?
Could you give me some names of nice landscape painters with good composition? and your favorite painting(s)?

Thanks so much!
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ps Are you dutch too?

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Johannes you've written a book here... A really good one too. Thank you. Bookmarked!
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Same here - brilliant article - short and clear and well illustrated. Excellent!
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Very good article, very informative. Should be required reading.

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