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Old 06-05-2012, 12:23 PM
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8"x6" acrylic, well after starting i was about to throw the painting into the lake next to me, lol. Glad I didnt, after all I am doing this series to learn how to paint plein air. Its def a different can of worms. I am proud I kept going. C+C welcome please.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:34 PM
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how long does it take to do a painting like this?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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@toph -- It took me about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I try not to go past 1.5 hours.
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I think you did a really good piece here. You captured the moment very well in my thinking. Wonderful feel to the path and trees and the strokes have a really fine movement in them. Plein-air is kind of like a can of worms haha, always moving and changing position but it sure does teach you a whole lot and it's a pleasure to be outside while nature is doing it's thing and you're right in the midst of it, haven't done it in awhile my self but I give you a hearty Bravo!! Well done!

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how do you feel about pieces that are too easy? i know if i painted something like that i wouldn't be happy. what are your thoughts on difficulty levels in a painting?
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@toph I dont understand exactly you are asking. can you explain a little more.
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I am new to plein air painting and the reason I am dont a series of 100 of them is to get better.
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I think you should paint what moves you, what you like, difficult or not. People dont buy art because they think wow that must have been difficult but they like it because it speaks to them.
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Great colors and brushstrokes Keith!!
This is going to be a great series!
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Great foliage, I really like the look of this.
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Hats off to you Keith. You will just improve and improve the way you are tackling this discipline. I like this one but just feel with all that light on the path, perhaps a touch more light on the edges of the foliage would have given it more umph! I just love light in paintings and an excellent PA painter of light is John Hammond. His book 'Capturing Light in Acrylics' is an absolute delight as is his DVD on the same subject. Looking forward to seeing the next one.
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Delight to look at and well executed. This is one of my favorites of your work so far. Sure there are many more to come.
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how do you feel about pieces that are too easy? i know if i painted something like that i wouldn't be happy. what are your thoughts on difficulty levels in a painting?

You must be very new at painting.
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That's great 'sticks! I've been there, done that and you did a fantastic job. Quite a horse of a different color isn't it? It's like sensory overload. LOL
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thanks everyone for the support. about to head out and paint another one. A problem i have is finding a place to paint. how do you overcome that? i dont travel far.

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