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Old 02-14-2020, 03:04 AM
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35x55 acrylic on hardboard
I posted this a couple of years ago as a wip and have finally decided it is finished and ready to attach to a wall
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Re: Stillwater pond xpost

Good work with the ever difficult greens. The algae growing on the water surface is very believable. I like the inclusion of the sky reflection in the water as it makes the painting easier to read than just reflections of trees. Gary
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Great job with such a difficult scene. I agree with Gary that the sky reflections really add a lot to the painting for depth and to add some variation.
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Beautiful sunlight on this pond, really pretty!
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:46 PM
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Re: Stillwater pond xpost

This painting has great mixing of the green color done in a variety of ways that makes this scene pleasing to look at. I like how you got the reflection in the water with the sky in it, contrasting its bright colors against the darker ones. However, I'm trying to find where the defining line is where the water ends and the land begins on the right side of the painting. What I would do with the reflection's green colors is make them slightly darker and bluer, so that it would make more of an obvious transition from land to water. This is a good painting, and would be excited to see this turn into a great one!
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:04 PM
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Thanks for the good words and the recommendations. I enjoyed painting this large work and I want to do another one in the future.
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Great job on this piece Oldnmartist.... varied greens are tricky but you seem to have managed well with them. I really like the skyholes pushing through giving added depth as well as the blue in the reflections on the water. I always try to remember soft feathered edges when working reflections on water surface.
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That is a very large painting oldnmartist. It is super, too! I love the assorted greens and the reflections!
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For a painting that is mostly varying shades of green, it captures the feel of light on the pond (or creek) and shadows in the trees very well. Where I live I see scenes like this a lot, because woody areas in Florida are mostly varying shades of green because nothing ever turns brown completely when the seasons change. So the fact you got all those varying green shades believable is a job well done! Plus for all of it to make sense to the viewer is excellent handling! The only area that is a little confusing to me is the left edge of the pond above the darker green bush. I can't tell if that is a grassy bank or tall grasses. It doesn't resolve to my eye. Could be just me though. All around wonderful scene!

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Thanks Randy, I had to look several times to understand what you mean, but now I understand. It is a good criticism.
Actually it is tall grasses, but I should have made that more clear. This was a painting where I thought I was about mid way through it,and then realized, maybe it is finished because whatever I might do, it is not going to change it significantly. I really appreciate your critique. Thanks.
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I commented on this in it's x post location. but I'll say again that I like the way it takes us out of the confines of the framing with the reflections opening the work to the sky.
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Good work painting all those greens, the blue in the water is very nice too. It looks a lovely location to be in.
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:54 AM
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Thanks dorrart and Skyenorth. Yes, this is a nice location along the Oregon coast. I stop by every time I am in the vicinity.
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Wonderful atmosphere.
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