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Old 11-23-2009, 03:09 PM
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Pines in Blue

Started last night as just a warm up, which means there was no planning and I didn't do any thumbnails.

This morning I changed the background but don't like that straight line so it still needs work. Also, that dark tree on the right looks too dense and needs some air.

I just loved these color combinations so I went with it!

11x14 on Ampersand Pastelbord.

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Re: Pines in Blue

I love these color combinations too, Paula, and as always you have a great sense of depth and distance. Would adding just a little of the blue-purple in or over those very warm foreground grasses give it a softer, hazier feel? Just a question, not a suggestion. I guess it all depends on the time of day and mood you want to create. I see an Elizabeth Mowry look and she is one of my favorites!
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Re: Pines in Blue

Thought I'd replied to this. Must've pressed the wrong button.
I love it just as it is. But, if you think some amendments are needed I'm sure I'll still love the revised version! Don't change those blue grass tips in the middle foreground though. I think they're exquisite!
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:38 PM
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Re: Pines in Blue

I love the feel of this one. The colors are georgous! I was wondering if the trees at the very left in the foreground might need a little more foilage at the top. It almost looks like the foilage stops at the distant hills line. Maybe its the value and intensity of the green which needs to continue up past the distant hills line.

I agree that the straight line might need a little change. Maybe a clump of bushes or small pines to the left mid way between the foreground and distant pines? Not too much, though! Whatever you do, I look forward to watching your resolve it! It's looking really nice already! I too especially love the blue grass tips - it's a really nice touch!
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Re: Pines in Blue

This has a really nice balance to it. I like the repeating patterns through the center - with the foreground trees, background trees and the clouds.

Yeah, and the colors ain't too bad either!

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Re: Pines in Blue

Paula really like those background trees!
I like the blues in them and sky holes.
I think Donna has a good suggestion as it will tie the whole thing together more.
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Re: Pines in Blue

Personal opinion--here's your painting, perhaps with a couple of tweaks!



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Thanks everybody!

I like that crop Deborah, but this is on Ampersand pastelbord. Thank you anyway.
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Re: Pines in Blue

Yep, that touch of blue in the grasses make this painting. I like Deborah's crop - maybe do that again on a smaller piece of ampersand?

I am enjoying the white ampersand very much better than their dark colors.
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Re: Pines in Blue

I like it very much Paula! I'm not a landscape painter so really don't have much in the way of a critique. Good job for no planning and no thumbnails.

The purple flower thingys really vibrate against the yellow/orange of the foreground. Nice!
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Re: Pines in Blue

Golly Paula---this is pretty nice for a warm up piece! I really like both the orginal and the cropped by Deborah. Those small tress in the center foreground are very nice---and the color too! Really very nice work.
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Re: Pines in Blue

I like the front tree on left. It helps draw you in I think. IMO? Thumbnails, thumbnails, thumbnails!
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Re: Pines in Blue

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I like the front tree on left. It helps draw you in I think. IMO? Thumbnails, thumbnails, thumbnails!


This is what I get for not doing thumbnails! My design failed before I even started. The background got changed twice already. If I had planned and done the thumbnails (which I swear by!!!), I wouldn't be having this trouble with the painting!!

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Re: Pines in Blue

Paula, I particularly like the threes in the distance, as well as the grass at the distant end of the meadow. As usual, you are the queen when it comes to foliage.
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Wow - I just love this! It reminds me of a place I used to live and roam - wich I could run right into that meadow!
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