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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 AM
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Melting snows

Used homemade gessoed Masonite for these, really liked the slipperiness of the wet paint.

11 x 14 Morning Light


A big Bobcat walked by with a Squirrel in it's mouth as I was setting up for the next one, wish I had my camera. Thought it was a coyote at first.

14 x 11 Melting snow on the lawn


11 x 14 woods gulley


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All great but I really love the last one!
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Re: Melting snows

Interesting use of repeating patterns and colors. The red in both the 2nd & 3rd, though small in amount, completes the paintings for me. Reminds me of a tractor that you painted into a landscape on an earlier thread. Gary
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The second and third feel innovative. Really like them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: Melting snows

Thanks Shubert!

Gary, Thanks for your comments. Trying to get more red into my work, my earlier paintings hardly used it. I have that tractor painting hanging in my basement staircase and I see it everyday.

Thanks Sharon, I feel like I'm starting to work in a way that I enjoy, hope that feeling stays a while.
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Re: Melting snows

Your paintings really capture that melting snow. I especially like the third but all are very good.

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I love all of them. Great use of color and shape. Thx for sharing!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:29 AM
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2 is really something! Well done!
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Wow! Really, really like these!! I'm very impressed with how you simplify the shapes and masses. The abstract quality they have is quite wonderful. Though I'm not crazy about the green in the last one, the painting itself is awesome. The color selections work fine, I'm just not partial to that hue of green. A matter of taste, not a reflection on the artwork. Great job!! Definitely some strong work here!!

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I too like the way you have reduced the shapes into abstract ones. I'm still working on this skill. The whole "less is more" thing is something I'd like to control more in my work. Very nice!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:55 AM
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Thanks Terry, Wendy and SSB!

Randy, thanks for your your enthusiasm, but please keep your subjective feelings about that green hue to yourself! ... just kiddin.

Kathleen Marie, Yes trying to just see shapes, my starts are very abstract and they evolve into something more representational. Big shapes to small ones. Thanks.
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I'm just "green" with envy about how you paint!

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