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Old 08-01-2007, 11:33 PM
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Well, it's a Texas landscape, so I guess it fits? (Cross-posted from Landscapes) Reference is a shot I took on I35 on the way back from Austin Sunday. Typical countryside in central Texas. This is a tad darker than the original. As always, C&C welcome.

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I think I recognize this spot. With the traffic on that stretch, sometimes you have time for a painting, just waiting bumper to bumper. Beautiful painting. Looks like a redish under painting?

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Wonderful balance of earth & sky. I really like how you render the clouds.
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I drove that stretch of highway for 6 years every work day so I know how beautiful it is there. You did a great job on the piece.
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Ralph... Of course it fits here... What a beauty! I was surprised to see that it's a gouche. I would have sworn it was an oil. You have a wonderful touch. I look forward to seeing more of your work...

The wonderful thing about a forum that deals with subject matter rather than medium is we all get a chance to see much more variety in how to tackle a subject. Gouche, for example...

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I would have thought this was oil too! What a wonderful variety of scenes we will be getting in this forum -
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Hey Tex; good to see ya'll over here. Drove that many times when living in Austin
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I really admire your gouache technique. Very nicely done.
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You make the Texas landscape look so peaceful and inviting. Lovely work!

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I think I recognize this spot. With the traffic on that stretch, sometimes you have time for a painting, just waiting bumper to bumper. Beautiful painting. Looks like a redish under painting?

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Hi Jo. I took the photo through the windshield at around 70mph (wife was driving), but I think this was somewhere around Waco. Actually, the only underpainting on this was a very dark rough-in of the two trees. Thanks for the comments!
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Wonderful balance of earth & sky. I really like how you render the clouds.

Hi Dan! Thank you! I'm just starting to try my hand at clouds. I think it's going to be fun.
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I drove that stretch of highway for 6 years every work day so I know how beautiful it is there. You did a great job on the piece.

Thanks, Charissa! I love going down that way.
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Ralph... Of course it fits here... What a beauty! I was surprised to see that it's a gouche. I would have sworn it was an oil. You have a wonderful touch. I look forward to seeing more of your work...

The wonderful thing about a forum that deals with subject matter rather than medium is we all get a chance to see much more variety in how to tackle a subject. Gouche, for example...

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Hello, Diane. Thank you! Some of the oil painters think I'm nuts, but yes, gouache is my medium. Only been at it this painting busines for about six months, so I'm still on a beginner's learning curve. Glad to be here.
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I would have thought this was oil too! What a wonderful variety of scenes we will be getting in this forum -

I agree, Kathryn. I think this is going to be a very interesting forum. Looking forward to it.
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Hey Tex; good to see ya'll over here. Drove that many times when living in Austin
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Hey Fred. That's right, you lived down that way for a number of years, didn't you? Good to hear from you here, too.
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