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Old 01-29-2013, 04:40 PM
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Four recent paintings

Hi Everyone,

Here are several from recent outings. The first is a 9x12" painted from the dock of a residence a friend managed to get permission for us to paint on their property. The place was incredible with views of marshes and the Intracoastal Waterway on three sides.

"Looking Northeast" 9x12" oil on linen panel



The next one is from the back yard of a friend of mine who lives on a bluff overlooking a vast expanse of marsh and several creeks. This was late afternoon light.

"Paul's Backyard" 9x12" oil on linen panel



This is a small 6x8" painted at place near me called The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Neat place with a lake and lots of nature trails. The gardens are slowly beginning to take shape. This is painted overlooking the lake from a high bluff on the Northwest side of the lake. It's a back lit scene because the sun is more in the southern sky this time of year. Met fellow WCer Shubert the day I painted this, though I didn't realize it at the time.

"Peek of the Lake Beyond" 6x8" oil on linen panel



Painted this one on Sunday. Gray and overcast kind of day. This is a historic landmark and museum called Kingsley Plantation. It's a preserved plantation on Fort George Island just North of Jacksonville. Beautiful place to paint, except in the late spring and summer as the bugs will eat you alive. Sunday was perfect with no bugs, except the light was pretty flat.

"Kingsley Plantation" 8x10" oil on linen panel


I know it's a bunch, but thanks for letting show them and thanks for looking. C&C always welcomed.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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Re: Four recent paintings

"A Bunch" is definitely not too many for me.

There are so many nice things about each one of these. I keep going over them and finding new things to study. While you also do tight works very well, I really like your loose plein airs.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:24 AM
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Looks like the area! Nice work!
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Lovely, Randy!

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Randy ~ these show really good observation on your part. Especially notable are your color mixes. Thanks for showing them. Dan
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Hi Gary, thanks a lot! I really love getting outside and painting on location. It's the most fun for me, as well as the most challenging. I still feel like a newbie even after all this time as I always find things I wish I would've painted differently. I'm not not sure it will ever change. Thank you for the kind words.

Thank you, SSB! I appreciate it.

Hi Carol, thank you!

Thanks a lot, Dan! I appreciate the props on my mixes. It means a lot.

Hi Egon, I don't think I've gotten three clappers before!! Thank you very much!

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Wow. These are great paintings, and you had some excellent vistas to capture. Just wonderful.
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Randy,

You have some excellent brushwork and color in these. I am especially drawn to the first two. The contrast between the sharp edges in the foreground and the simplification in the background is very satisfying. The background in the second is alive with color! Nice observations!

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Thank you, Kathleen. I appreciate it.

Hi John, Thanks a lot!

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so amazing these freely expressed landscapes . I think its a noble thing to create and give of yourself this way. Beauty in these pieces
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Re: Four recent paintings

Randy I like them all, but I absolutely love "Peek of the Lake Beyond". I tried to figure out why that stood out to me the most and I think it's all the great grays you mixed. I like the little pop of color in your center of interest too. The overall brush work of that one stands out and is real consistent thru the whole piece.
The other ones have real nice perspective and depth. They only thing I can offer is the foreground on each of these seem to kind of flatten out a little, atleast to my eye. Don't know if you agree, but maybe a slightly darker tone to the foreground would create that ledge and add one more level of depth. Same with the foreground of the water on the first piece.
Great paintings sir!
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Hi Randy,

Very cool work on these. You have a nice way of handling the trees and grasses in each of these. Nice.
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Thank you, Irishmanpainter!

Thanks Randy, I appreciate the feedback.

Thanks a lot, Ron!

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Very very beautiful! Thank you for sharing,
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