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Old 05-17-2004, 07:39 PM
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Rocks, rocks, more rocks

I love rocks. Any kind of rocks. I loved the rocks in the Stone Circle (the painting I did a few days ago). Saturday we went hiking along the foothills of the Sandias. This painting was begun in the studio that afternoon and finished Sunday. Very different rocks--rounder--than the standing stones but still fun.
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:47 PM
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Wow! You sure paint gorgeous rocks! I just love the entire composition.

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Old 05-17-2004, 08:08 PM
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Re: Rocks, rocks, more rocks

ooo--I like this a lot!

and from another rock lover--I just haven't tried painting them yet!
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:15 PM
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Size? Paper? I feel like I know these rocks...

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Maggie, your rocks ROCK! You can tell you have painted what you love. Can hardly wait for your workshop in Santa Fe, so I can learn how you do that and see you work.
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A fine collection of boulders, Maggie. I like the way you brought distance into the piece. Plenty of texture in the foreground rocks and less in the distance.. really nice effect.
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Maggie! You rock! You obviously love doing rocks and do them well. Love seeing your paintings like this. I do better at more angular rocks than I do round ones - I think they take a lot more work in shading.
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I feel like I could walk right into that painting and sit down, probably on the flat sun-warmed spot. How solid and weighty those rocks are!
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You know your rocks - this is a great piece and well painted. Of course my favorite part is that lightly lit spot with the flowers in the lower center.

If I am permitted a tiny tiny comment...The only part that could be blurred out or lessened in it's repetitive is the backround. But you know what - you can tell me to "go pound rocks if you don't think this is appropriate.
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I refuse to throw any puns! I'll just say, simply awesome.
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Size? Paper? I feel like I know these rocks...

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Oh, sorry. It's 8x10 on museum board primed with gesso & pumice, dark gray. It does help to know the size!

Thanks for all the nice comments. I do think angular rocks are easier than round ones. It's hard to keep the round ones from looking like potatoes, don't you think?
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Re: Rocks, rocks, more rocks

Oh nice ankle-twisters there! Well done, Maggie. Although I gotta agree, the background ones are a bit distracting because of a near uniformity to 'em- I actually think they need a bit darker values in the crevices.

You do GREAT greenery, too!
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:18 PM
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Oh nice ankle-twisters there! Well done, Maggie. Although I gotta agree, the background ones are a bit distracting because of a near uniformity to 'em- I actually think they need a bit darker values in the crevices.

You do GREAT greenery, too!

Hmmm....I am probably guilty of painting what was there, with regard to the background rocks, rather than analyzling them for composition. I'll take another look in the morning and maybe make some changes to shape and value. I'm not sure about darkening the crevices, though, as they actually did fade away very quickly. But the light is bad in the studio now and I'm too tired to think...will look again tomorrow. Thanks for the input.
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It's hard to keep the round ones from looking like potatoes, don't you think?

Or eggs - LOL.
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Oooooo Maggie, this is just lovely!!

Thank you for sharing!

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