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Old 09-05-2013, 04:52 AM
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I was out in nature yesterday, and managed to paint two paintings. The first one 40 x 70 cm, and the second, 55 x 70 cm. Oil on canvas.
It started with wonderful wether, but later as you see I got problems





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Re: We are all subject to the vagaries of nature

Nonetheless you got two wonderful paintings.

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I really enjoying looking at the work. The simplicity and feeling they create is something I'm aspiring toward. How long have you been landscape painting?
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:37 PM
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Lol, we most certainly are subject, aren't we?

These are lovely...
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Re: We are all subject to the vagaries of nature

Rain, fog, or whatever, you seem to master it. You turn very basic landscapes into beautiful paintings. Gary
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Re: We are all subject to the vagaries of nature

These are both really beautiful. I especially like the second one. But--if you allow me--the lower left corner seems a little off to my eye... I'm not entirely sure why... at first I thought it was because it was much warmer than all the rest of the scene (pulling it up and closer to the point of view), then I thought it was because the river is running horizontally to the painting, but now I'm feeling it is more because everywhere else you described the topography with simple, broad strokes in line with the incline of the terrain, whereas in this area, there is a mix of smaller strokes in different directions, thus making the terrain more difficult to read. Maybe I'm just not seeing it right, but that's my two cents.
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Both pieces are fantastic. The color is absolutely sublime. Have to laugh about the weather. Been there, done that. I'm sympathetic. Doesn't look like it hurt the finished piece though.
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I LOVE both of them! Just gorgeous!
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These paintings (especially the last painting) really capture my imagination, as your paintings often do!
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I really enjoying looking at the work. The simplicity and feeling they create is something I'm aspiring toward. How long have you been landscape painting?

Thank you for your positive comment. I have been painting landscapes in two periods. From 1989 to 1992, then I worked as designer, designing decorations in zoos and other amusement parks, then in 2003 I really started to paint at full time.
I looked at your homepage, and I see many qualities that I would like to achieve.
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Re: We are all subject to the vagaries of nature

I like both of your paintings and learn from just looking at them, thanks also for posting the photo.
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You paint beautifully, especially love the second.
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Beautiful spare renditions, very pleasant to look at.
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Love both of these. Both very strong. The white sky in the second one works well with the little stream meandering down. Wonderful expanse of green. Now, seriously, how do you paint two rather large canvases in one afternoon? I could paint two, poorly, in one afternoon, but not well. Are you a super speed painter, or...?

And how do you have decent weather? We have had rain for 8 days now and it isn't letting up.
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Love both of these. Both very strong. The white sky in the second one works well with the little stream meandering down. Wonderful expanse of green. Now, seriously, how do you paint two rather large canvases in one afternoon? I could paint two, poorly, in one afternoon, but not well. Are you a super speed painter, or...?

And how do you have decent weather? We have had rain for 8 days now and it isn't letting up.


do not know what happens when I paint. I prefer to just relax and let the paintingknife dance across the canvas. And have plenty of paint on the palette.
When I just have* to paint an entire day, I paint usually two paintings.
A larger first, maybe 65 x 80 cm, it take about 4 hours, and then a smaller 35 x 45 cm or 40 x 50 cm. It takes approx. 2 hours. Then time to drive and pause between shots.
If I spend too long time in one painting, I think they tend to be boring, and over worked. They lose it fresh and spontaneous expression which I seek.
Last Friday I painted these two:

65 x 80 cm



45 x 35 cm
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