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Old 10-13-2018, 03:08 PM
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Hello,

My brother and father went to Japan a couple times, these paintings look really great! I attempted Mount Fuji once, didn't quite work out.

Great paintings!

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Great use of the big shapes. Very nice.
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... confusing subject, but I was very inspired with light and a sky drama.
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Their all great - lovely work !
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you've captured the drama and the light in particular, there's nothing confusing when looking at the painting. just perfect rendering of light on every surface. very strong mood.
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Thanks for good words!
Three more little studies from last year. The yellow light turned to be most difficult. Need to learn how to handle high saturation in my work. Any ideas?
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:18 PM
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beautiful colors and brushstrokes.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:34 PM
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yellow is tricky! is it ochre you have? in my meager experience nothing helps with yellow but yellow. if you need cadmiums for strength in tints, well, you need them! they could break the iron cast color unity in your work, but it's worth testing. you might want to experiment with the different naple's first, the chroma is different. the naples vary to the extreme cross brands and can lighten with more sustained chroma and saturation.

the new ones are solid, beautiful, poetic. the last one is my favourite of the three. i don't mind the yellow, next to that shoreline the values sing like sunlight on a sword's edge.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:24 AM
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Lovely! Agree youncould bump it up with cadmium s for increasing saturation, not that they seem to need improvement. Its nice to see opaque use of oil paint.
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Very nice. Were these all painted plein air?
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:09 AM
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TomMather, thank you! About 25% are plein air.
redgreen, the opaque effect is more of a lost control rather than use.
ronsu18, thanks for suggestions, I'll definitely consider them. Also the sword's edge is interesting, now I see it every time.
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another two from recent sketches, about 30cm max, done inside
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enter cadmium?
the first one works because of the "statement" quality, the power we all associate with sunsets. your narration is intact. at the same time i'm really drawn to the sunlight reflections in the water. partly due to their beauty, partly due to contrast, partly because there's not enough of it! the structures surrounding the water are obvious, but a different composition would likely enhance the phenomenon, the totality of the view. even if there's only a little water visible, its placement could enhance the whole in a more helpful way. (at the same time it gives the image a certain plein air-quality.)
or maybe some kind of streak/spot/diffusion of the orange on the left side.. i know nothing and this is not a solution 'cause there's no problem.

the second - i love the sky color! a perfect tangent to your values, on the top of them and completely integrated. it changes the mood, there's a dissonans that is a natural part of the narrative. the relationshio of the wood structure to sand and water is so very beautiful, the reflected sun light building it further.

you're building up to an exhibition
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