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Old 02-09-2020, 12:44 PM
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Tonalist Landscape Study

Hello all!

I went very opaque with this one. Watercolor and gouache. I also used black in this. I'm trying after the tonalist style which, which I'm very fond of. I like many of the oils I see in this style, but wanted to try it out with water colors.

Did I just make mud?

Painted using this nice image reference from the photo gallery.

Comments and criticism very welcome.

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Very effective, I like it.

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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

I like it too. I probably would have gone a bit further with a hint of something like rose madder in the horizon. But that would probably ruin it!

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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

Thank you. I like the composition, except maybe the tree line in the background appears to just sit on top of the hills. I think I will bring some of the far trees just over the edge of the hill line. I'll also work larger on the next one so that I can refine the strokes a bit. I agree with you about the rose, Thomas. I don't have that on my palette but I can substitute for it.
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I like the palette a lot. Well done.
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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

Another quicky, this time with transparency. Can't decide which route to take on this one.

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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

I like them both, Mike. The first reminds me of oils -- well done. I probably like the second more (likely because I use transparent pigments).

In the second, I like the blending of cool blue, green, and purple along the tree line -- very effective to my eyes. Interesting how the middle tree's foliage blends in with the background tree line. I can't tell yet if I like it or if I'd rather see a distinction as on the right side of the tree -- yet that would change the style that you've achieved tremendously. That said, I think I like it.

Though painted quickly, the entire composition is well done. The only nit I can speak on is the road -- what did you use for it? I wonder if either a lighter shade of "worn grass" in tracks or a darker earthy clay for "worn away grass" would fit better....

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I like them both, Mike. The first reminds me of oils -- well done. I probably like the second more (likely because I use transparent pigments).

In the second, I like the blending of cool blue, green, and purple along the tree line -- very effective to my eyes. Interesting how the middle tree's foliage blends in with the background tree line. I can't tell yet if I like it or if I'd rather see a distinction as on the right side of the tree -- yet that would change the style that you've achieved tremendously. That said, I think I like it.

Though painted quickly, the entire composition is well done. The only nit I can speak on is the road -- what did you use for it? I wonder if either a lighter shade of "worn grass" in tracks or a darker earthy clay for "worn away grass" would fit better....

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Yes, the road was completely an after thought. I forgot to account for it and just lazily slapped something down. When I paint the final piece I will give it the attention it deserves.

Appreciate the nice feedback Frank.
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Love the second one.

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There is something peaceful and a bit misterious in the first one. I love it! The colors are great, amazing atmosphere.
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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

Your first painting doesn't look muddy at all. It has depth and atmosphere. I think I prefer it to the second one, which is transparent and it is beautiful, but I prefer the composition and subtlety of your first painting.
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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

Both are beautiful! I love the looseness and the atmosphere. The second one appeals to me more, I suppose just because it's more colorful. My only suggestion is regarding the composition: It's usually more effective to place the focal point(s) off-center. For example, I've cropped your second painting to effectively move the round tree more off-center:
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Both are beautiful! I love the looseness and the atmosphere. The second one appeals to me more, I suppose just because it's more colorful. My only suggestion is regarding the composition: It's usually more effective to place the focal point(s) off-center. For example, I've cropped your second painting to effectively move the round tree more off-center:

Thank you, and I couldn't agree more with you about the comp. Cropping it really makes the difference. One that note, I'm off to try it again!
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Re: Tonalist Landscape Study

I like them both very much, your brush work and the tonal differences in color in them both.
I love following the road in to the trees in the background in the first one. I kind of miss following the road in the second one when it is cropped and prefer seeing the tonal differences in the field where the road begins and then leads to that dark line and the dark of the trees in the background. The use of the other colors is quite appealing and the transparency is very different from the first. Very enjoyable to look at.
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