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Old 09-22-2004, 05:51 PM
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Re: ESP--September 2004--FOREGROUNDS

Deborah- Regarding the Ann Templeton painting, hmmm. I really love the vibrancy of the color, the contrast between the deep purple hills and the yellow foreground. It is very striking. The colors really separate the space into foreground, midground, background. I'm not sure about the strong dark horizontal shape though? It is the first thinkg I see. I think that the intent is to come into the painting at the line of trees, move up the road to the dark hills, then to the sky, (Maybe?), but I'm not quite sure my eye does that.

Chewie-This is a very restful painting. The reflections are spot on w/o taking away from your center of interest.

Edk-Very nice painting here, I can tell you've thought about the composition and feel the fence does a good job in directing my eye to the house.

I posted this one earlier in the thread, and think I've worked out some issues. I've eliminated the building, added a road, actually, everything including the mountains forward has been redone. I also, picked a cloud or an area of the sky to focus on at Deborah's suggestion. I think I'm done. I'm going to let it sit a week or two and look at it fresh. Does the foreground lead you into the painting now? Are the colors in the foreground too much, distracting from the focal point?

BTW is 18 1/2 X 24, soft pastels on Wallis
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PJ, I think this is much stronger without the house in it! The sky is beautifully painted--you do great skies! Beautiful resolution. Great sense of depth. You should be happy!!!

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ooo, this is great. i feel very 'invited' into this painting. and feel like i can taste the fresh air, and freedom of the place. love it!
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Re: ESP--September 2004--FOREGROUNDS

PJ - Wonderful painting. The darker colors on either side of the road helps direct you to the road which leads you further into the painting. Nice work.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:11 AM
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Deborah-Thanks for your generous comments, I was able to really think about creating depth in this one in part because of your previous ESP on glazing. I glazed a blue tone over the tanny/oranges I had to help create distance on this one. Thanks again for all your efforts, teaching and wisdom, and for being willing to share with everyone.

Chewie-I'm glad you feel invited into this one, thats what I intended, its great to hear when someone feels or understands what I am trying to communicate. This is so typical of New Mexico, at least in my minds eye, I've lived here all my life, and just love the vast sky, and openness of the landscape, sometime I truly feel I can see forever here.

Edk-Thanks for your encouragement, usually foregrounds are difficult for me and I redo them many times, this thread has really helped me to focus on the foregrounds place and purpose, which of course changes with each painting.
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Re: ESP--September 2004--FOREGROUNDS

Deborah, This lesson is just sooo inspirational - can't wait to get to the drawing board! Must have taken ages to download all these wonderful pics from such talented artists including your good self. Many thanks for all the advice you offer to us with such generosity Alexandra
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