Joyce- Welcome back even though you have not been gone as long as some others but we missed you. Lately we have had many people coming back which is a good thing. The more the merrier.
As I said earlier in your Facebook page, I love this painting, it's hard to believe this is your first oil work. You and Holly too have taken to oil like duck to water. This piece of your is very beautiful, captivating and somewhat haunting. I had to come back to look at it again and again. I am glad you posted the reference along with it. Yours is a little different in choosing your own colors that works well for you. The addition of more trees/shrubs across the water in the mid ground is smart b/c it adds more planes and therefor more depth to the scene. Very good job.
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Fred- I also love the Red House in the Wood. Hot and cool colors working together well. The second is also good and hotter. I hope they buy both of your paintings.
Thanks for the comments Sandi, all cc's are welcome and help. I do enjoy painting in oil, and I also miss not being here, I'm hoping to find time to paint one of the pictures. The carpet should be down soon and painting will be done on Monday or Tuesday. The hardwood floors won't be done for another 3 weeks after that I will need to put everything back in it's place. All this extra work isn't my idea of fun so for anyone with the frig which has a water watchs out for broken water water runs everywhere.
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Joyce your sky is tremendous. I always had btruble with oils. I call it my grey period. I see you don't have that problem.
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Joyce, what a lovely, colorful stormy evening scene. You did an excellent job with your first oil. I like the warm colors and the drama in the sky.
Don't throw away failed watercolors paintings. Cut a hole in a piece of card stock the size that you could use to paste a picture on a greeting card. ( I don't usually paste - I use double stick tape around the edges). Just move the card stock around your failed paintings to see if there is anything you would like to use for a card. I have made some really nice cards with failed paintings.
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Geri,Sam,and Sandi Thank you for your comments and Joyce a very beautiful and impressive painting. I'm posting a painting I just finished with a limited pallet of ulra blue,burnt sienna,genesis yellow and titanium white, Genesis heat set oil paints on a 9x12 yes canvas,I call this face mountain
Thought I'd throw in this doodle W/C
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Fred I like your face mountain. It reminds me of Van Goghs paintings. The colors are a lot like the ones he used plus the movement in the lines remind me of his work. Nice job.
Fred, love Face Mountain. What a unique choice of colors for your limited palette. You came up with some interesting colors. I can't help wondering if perhaps the forward mountain would look better with the brighter, warmer colors and the more distant mountain with the duller, cooler colors. It looks like you used the charge card for texture again and the texture and color changes are really nice.
Is the doodle a self portrait? It has a figure similar to mine!
Thanks Geri and Sam, Sam ,I didn't use the charge card on this instead I used the pallet knife,and since I usually paint what I feel at the moment I sometimes put the cart before the horse and no this isn't a self portrait I just done this to kind of let my mind wander off in a different direction,I don't know if that makes any sense but that's the best way I can describe it..
Sammy I see what you are saying about the darker rock being in the foreground. To me it was as if the front rock was in shadow maybe from a larger rock or a cloud that we can not see.
Fred-- Interesting paintings reflecting the painter's mood. The Face Mountain looks like a Dart Vader's face if you have seen Star War movies or it can be interpreted as an Elephant face as in Hindu's Lord Ganesha or it maybe something that Salvador Dali would do. At any rate, it's a good painting technique and it's pleasant to look at. I like the Doodled man too, a good way to test your colors.
Hi all I finished this one yesterday with Genesis oils I call it almost home , I miss painting with watercolor so my next wll be watercolor on YES canvas
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Fred I like your man and donkey picture. The only thing that bothers me is the mans head. It being white draws your attention to it and it makes the picture look unfinished. I think if you gray it up like it was in shadow under his hat it would look better.
Your other picture looks like a surreal scene with a still in it. Very Salvador Daly. Good job