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Old 09-13-2018, 08:40 PM
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Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Hey all,
First oil painting in seven months (I've been concentrating on watercolors). This was a commission (yay!). "Cut West" oil on gesso primed (4 coats, each sanded as smooth as possible) canvas, 6"x6".


Palette (all Vasari):
Cad Yellow Lemon
Cad Red Med.
French Ultramarine
Burnt Umber


Brushes: Rosemary & Co. - #8 flat hog bristle, #4 round synthetic (watercolor brush)





Questions and comments welcome, but please, no rotten tomatoes, I already spent the deposit.


Cheers all,



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Old 09-14-2018, 12:13 AM
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

You say a lot in a small space with this painting.
I was out that way last year and I'm reminded of some places I saw there.
Excellent work
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Beautiful...Good Job!
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

It is about actual size on my screen. Impressive. I'd like to see a bit of impasto (knifework?) in the rocks and maybe a touch of glazing in the tree to break up the bark patterns. But overall great job.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Great painting, all the more impressive for the size and thanks for sharing your palette and brushes, always useful for newbies like me to see what others use
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Nice work, especially for such a small size. It looks like there are highlights missing in the rocks and stone at the moment as that looks a bit flat compared to how dark the shadows are?
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Amazing detail for such a small painting.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Impressive use of very limited palette, especially because you didn't use a CMY primary set.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

This is a great painting! I love the tree, the rocks and that sky! it is very narrative.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

The tree has quite the personality. Nice work.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Thanks for your kind words, everyone. Always an honor.



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Nice work, especially for such a small size. It looks like there are highlights missing in the rocks and stone at the moment as that looks a bit flat compared to how dark the shadows are?




Richard, you're right! The rock got repainted three times and I finally had to move on, due to time. There are many things I'd do differently with this painting, including addressing the concerns you observed, but the client loved it and I had to move forward on his second commission (I'll share that when it's done).


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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

This looks like a damn good painting, the tree has real character. And itís size pronounced with the iconic perspective brings an about face to this statement. Thatís how you paint a tree!!! Well done.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Nice work - and it appeals to me as a bonsai lover, also.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

A beautiful tree portrait! I'm glad the client loved it. That's what matters in a commission.
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Re: Texas Hill Country Landscape Painting

Beautiful muted palette and detail. The bright blue really sets it off!
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