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Old 07-07-2019, 04:16 PM
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Painting in 40 degree heatwave

This is a small painting I did of some houses in the village of Pontremoli, in northern Tuscany. It's a pretty village and the washing caught my eye.

If you want to see what I was painting, click the picture.

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Old 07-07-2019, 05:53 PM
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Re: Painting in 40 degree heatwave

You really captured the "feeling" of a hot day with your choice of hues and values. Your brush handling is superb. Your brushwork shows mastery of describing the shapes in the scene without sacrificing the gorgeous textures you have achieved. This painting does more for me on many levels than almost any painting I have ever seen that screams "Precision Painting of a Photograph" even when you are 6 inches away from the surface of said painting.

I stepped back about 10 feet from my display and your piece read perfectly for me, as if I was looking at something someone methodically noodled over with precision drawn lines and sterile, smooth brush strokes, yet it screams to life in an exciting and different way as you get closer and the loose brush work starts to show. I don't think it could have been done any better as a plein air piece. Outstanding!

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Re: Painting in 40 degree heatwave

this is really great!
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nice - and 40deg??? I'd just be wilting under a fan!
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Re: Painting in 40 degree heatwave

Fantastic Barry! Love the composition.
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