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Old 05-12-2001, 02:16 PM
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Beautiful work Rita, as ever before.

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Old 05-12-2001, 03:35 PM
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Another beautiful work Rita
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Old 05-12-2001, 05:13 PM
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Hi Rita,

I hadn't seen you post lately; really enjoy your work. Since I'm not a pastelist, how hard is it to rework? I thought Tammy made a good suggestion. Two trees or one... I think the colors are wonderful.
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My first feeling was that this was less Rita than usuall. I thought maybe it was lazy. I said to myself she is either giving up or getting better. I suppose when we give up on something it lets us find something else. I think that you are finding that something. When I came back several times to look at this piece I started to see the looseness and I think the beauty of that. To me you are starting to acheive something by not trying to achieve anything....
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Hi Rita,

I like the colour a lot , and .. yep , it needs more trees ~steve

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Lovely work Rita...this has a great abstraction to it.

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My first feeling was that this was less Rita than usuall. I thought maybe it was lazy. I said to myself she is either giving up or getting better. I suppose when we give up on something it lets us find something else. I think that you are finding that something. When I came back several times to look at this piece I started to see the looseness and I think the beauty of that. To me you are starting to acheive something by not trying to achieve anything....
My thoughts, simon

Thanks, Simon. I think that you understood what I am trying to do...to concentrate on color and stroke and be less concerned with detail. To have the courage to leave some background exposed without fear of making the painting empty....To be simple but not simplistic.




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seeing it again I adore the "disorganized" school of red squiggles that is really very organized (and everything else too).

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I have always relied too much on drawing but I am starting now to understand the difference between a painting and a colored drawing.


I know what you mean here. I'm kind of the same way. I never was much of a draw-er, always just picked up the brush and painted, but yet still tried to actually draw with my brush so it still had that same problem with it. Too much trying to draw on the canvas instead of creating. Yep, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I got alot of learning to do too.



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Jerry: thanks. I also like the red squiggles. I don't know how long I will stay with this style, but it was an important liberating point in my "development".

Tammy: I am a draw-er and tend to rely too much on it. As a result my work becomes too "tight" and fussy. Being a crazy kind of person and probably a masochist, I also tend to prefer art in which drawing is not dominant but is just a scaffold, a structural element. I like paintings that are made by carefully orchestrated colors and shapes which is difficult to do, while it would be easier for me to go toward a kind of photo-realism. I am kind of going against my grain...more fun that way!!

This time I have let color and stroke do what I usually do with detail. The composition is intentionally simple and, if I were to change something I would leave out the tree on the right ( my right) or make it a bit smaller. also I would change the horizon line so it wouldn't "kiss" the bottom of both tree canopies.
Some of you have suggested to put more trees, but....WHERE??


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good patterns of colors
 


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