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Old 03-21-2017, 12:35 AM
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I was just looking at the wildfires on the news
and now I see this.
Definitely a mental connection was made,
but it was sad one.

This has a peaceful balance to it.
Open airy and organic.

Very nice piece of Fine Art.
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Thanks very much Birdhs for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts.

Since the original post I've continued to work on the painting, nothing major, just a lot of small adjustments. Mainly trying to make more interesting shapes and lightening the background to provide more contrast between figures and ground.

I amazes me how I can put in so much more time and see relatively little change. Still, I think it's an improvement.
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This second one seems more airy and smoother. None of the dark shapes actually touch and at the top appears to be sky...love the oranges and rust colors along with puffs of white and dusting of green.
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I second the second painting. It sets off a lot of visual things for me. Love the blending of warm and cool in the orange. The shapes could be sea creatures or driftwood.. nice movement and flow throughout the whole piece. I enjoyed staying with this piece.
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A magical place where one can easily get lost and never be found again....
Nice!!
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Thank you very much Kay, Daniel, and Hairy Wolf. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts.
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I posted this piece on the Open Critique Forum and tj84 kindly pointed out an 'animal face' in the center of the painting. I hadn't seen it but it was obvious after it was pointed out so I made some changes to remove it.

As I was doing so I realized this was a weak area of the painting, the shapes were too vague. So I reworked this area and feel it is a significant improvement.
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I like the changes. Reminds me of a mythological place where dragons are birthed.
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I like the changes. Reminds me of a mythological place where dragons are birthed.


Thanks Kenya. Love the imagery of your comment. One reason I don't name works is to leave open the meaning for the viewer to see whatever they wish.
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