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Old 05-14-2019, 02:32 PM
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I am gesso-ing over most things that I start these days, a spring of discontent. Plein air season for wimps like me has started. My plein air work is always a bit crude but it does keep me engaged. C&C welcome on these. Gary

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These are some real beauties Gary, all with your signature style (which is gorgeous!) I especially love that last one, kinda like mama and son going for a walk, the 2 trees almost seem as if they are leaning in to each other - I think it's spectacular!
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The 1st & 2nd display interesting color statements with well defined shapes & edges in areas of interest. The soft edged trees work well in directing attention to these more important focal areas. Nice edge variety !

I love that sloping landscape in the 3rd as those fg trees contrast nicely against the hazy distance creating great depth - Well Painted !

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All three look good. I guess if I had to pick, the second would be my favorite.
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The play of light and shadows in one is beautiful. I love the predominance of that rich, and somewhat unusual brown, as well as the patchwork quilt effect of the tended garden/fields in two - my favourite. The sky and the distant mountains in three are lovely also as, of course, are your signature trees!
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All 3 are beautiful but the last 2 really are fantastic Gary. You really painted that garden well and the trees in the last one awesome! I am looking forward to trying some Plein Air this Summer as well....
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Hi Gary hard to imagine how tiny these paintings actually are in reality. Yet so much is packed into each of these wee gems. The second painting is my favourite, something about the rich earth colour that gets subtly repeated in the trees and hedges brings a lovely cosy warmth to the scene. There could be cabbages growing in the garden yet now I am wondering what the taller crop is on the far right. That soft light is also France too, this painting tells a story to me, a walled garden with a view to the hills in the far distance and maybe the gardener has strolled off to fill his watering can .......
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Re: A few recent ones

Thanks Ann. I have tried the 3rd before painting plein air. It was fun to give it a new try.

Thanks Michael. I have taken your suggestions (among others) and tried to soften my edges more.

Thanks Rob.

Thanks Bizzibee. The second was a red-green color complement scheme. I was afraid that I might have overdone the red (red oxide).

Thanks Wes. Follow your plan and do some plein air. I find it tougher than working at home but also rewarding.

Thanks Caroline. When I try to paint larger, I often find myself just covering space. It is good that we are all different, else how boring painting would be. During my first European tour (US Army) I really liked France. By the second tour US-French relations were soured. My wife and daughter could not visit France without Visas. We decided to forgo possible trips to France. Maybe someday I will get back.

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All are pleasing to the eye with that glow you get - but the second is the
favourite. It has that great abstract structure behind the image. Very engaging
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I like all three, especially the second. Real good color and values in all. Red oxide is quite opaque and can overpower, but I think you have used it well.
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Re: A few recent ones

Thanks John and Patrick. The second is from a photo slide that I took in early spring about 1976, a time when we were likely the only tourists in town. Vezelay quietly left me in awe. I have tried several paintings based on the visit. I have never returned to Vezelay, thinking that it could never live up to my memories. Gary
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Re: A few recent ones

I like the trees in that first scene, and the colors and garden arrangement in the second really say "Europe" to me. The last one is my favorite, with the trees against the mountains beyond - the beauty of the American west! Love your style, too.
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Thanks Matthew for your always generous words. Gary
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Gary....another 3 beautiful paintings here. Wonderful depth portrayed and very good use of colour and contrast to give a group of wonderful renderings here. ( and En Plein Air at that)
Keep up the great work.
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Thanks John. I appreciate your generous remarks. Gary
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