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Old 09-07-2017, 10:29 AM
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Passing Storm

This is a painting I started 2 1/2 years ago as a gift for Charlotte - However, during the final 2 years of her life I had more pressing considerations to attend to, and regrettably did not get it completed for her - I wish to finish it now - There are some technical issues, I'm sure, that need to be resolved - I do not feel that I am qualified to identify, nor correct without help -Also, I have some more color work to do with the snow and stream - You can see a blemish in the lower right hand corner where I removed part of the foreground tree limb - That is an situation I need to remedy -Also, I think I got carried away with the limb work on the foreground trees - To much fuss I believe - Again, seeking advice on finishing up this painting ( I hope I am not imposing myself selfishly on this group - If so please let me know ) - Thank you-

17 1/2 x 24 oil on canvas glued to Masonite; Palette: Yellow Cadmium Light, Burnt Sienna, Rose Madder Genuine, Vermilion, French Ultramarine Blue, Cremnitz White -
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Re: Passing Storm

Lovely painting I really like the storm in the distance and the crisp looking trees in the foreground. I like the detail within your work and the colour palette. I might like to see more colour or tone variation in the frozen river, even if it means just warming it a bit more in the foreground just to create distance. Well done, glad you get back to finishing the painting.
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Re: Passing Storm

Skyenorth - Thank you for your observations and suggestions - I am not happy with the stream, for I felt that something was missing - Your idea of warming up the foreground part will certainly improve its impact and reality - I appreciate your words regarding the detail work; I thought I had gone to far with it -
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Re: Passing Storm

Pretty scene. Very nice. I wonder if it would add a bit more of a dynamic to it if you added some more mid-tones and...mid/different hues? Just a thought. I'm no professional...so take that thought for what it's worth. Good luck finishing it!
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Re: Passing Storm

Animale 38 - The painting most definitely needs to be warmed up in the mid range area, even though it is a winter scene - Tad cool - I am not very accomplished yet - Still just an aspiring artist - Thank you for your input - Your insight is always welcome -
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Re: Passing Storm

Good work. My eyes are drawn to that structure about in the middle of the painting, but I am not sure what it is. A rock formation? It looks interesting but just not sure what I am looking at.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:20 PM
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Oldnmartist - Thank you for your comments - Yes , that is a rock structure - The photograph of the painting is not very good ( photographer shortcomings )
in showing some of the detail - I am quite sure that the structure was formed by individuals a very long time ago for creating a pool on the upstream side - For what purposes I do not know, other than a very nice trout fishing hole - Have caught some very nice Rainbows there - My wife and I spent a great deal of time over the years hiking, camping, fishing and snowshoeing in this most pristine area just outside the Yellowstone National Park -
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