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01-28-2009, 11:59 AM
At long last--done! :cool:

This one is for Hilda, a dear old friend who has been in and out of hospital for several weeks. Iīm hoping she gets to go home again. She hasnīt seen her dog for over a month.

(All AR: basic canvas, oils, palette knife)

01-28-2009, 12:06 PM
Im sure she will love this, I can tell you put alot of love in this. It is breathtakinly good. Wow

01-28-2009, 01:00 PM
All I can say is WOW...That is a really great painting with a wonderful feel to it. it makes you want to walk right into it...Fine effort....

Rob in Denver
01-28-2009, 01:27 PM
Scott, I decided I would only look at things right now and not write replies ( just too freakin tired) but I have to make a exception for this--excellent work!

01-28-2009, 01:36 PM
Excellent painting, Scott.:):) I like this one very much. Must have taken you long hours to finish this. The green color palette is very refreshing and soothing. Your friend for sure will get well soon after seeing this. Has a nature alive feeling.

...and Rob, hope you feel refreshing from your tiredness too after seeing this too. :)

01-28-2009, 03:43 PM
At long last and well worth the wait! How magical is this place? Just a fascinating view Scott. My best to Hilda. :)

01-28-2009, 03:52 PM
Perfect Scott.. Lookin mighty good..

01-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Dear Scott, You're really a magician with brushes! I'm utterly stunned once more by Your masterpiece!

01-28-2009, 10:22 PM
With all due respect, I think this is a smudged and overpainted photograph. :)


The colors are characteristic of a photo.

The white bloom in the sky is a typical artifact of photographic sensor / film overload, while it is not usually perceived by humans who still see the sky as blue no matter what the brightness is.

And, while these two can be merely a sign that the artist looked more at photographs than at the real world... in the corners, there are leftover magenta smudges. This is a characteristic sign of chromatic aberration in a low-grade lens. Many consumer cameras produce this magenta contouring in wider focus, at the edges of the image, and it is especially pronounced in small detail shaded against the sky - in short, just like the twigs here.

It's not for me to question creative choices of artists who prefer to overpaint photos... but you should have mentioned that you did, rather than saying it was "all AR".

Mairzie Dotes
01-28-2009, 10:53 PM
My first impression were images from my childhood. I used to love
exploring wooded areas not usually traveled by others. This painting
surfaced memories of lovely, quiet spots that had much character,
rocks that you could sit on while seasoned trees softly shaded you
from the sun. There was a feeling that I was where I was meant to
be. I would often visit a place like this for the sheer love of it's
comfort and beauty. This is just beautiful! :)

01-29-2009, 04:43 AM
Thanks so very much sunsetdreams, weembaman, Rob, pai, Robert, Rick, Caesar and Mairzie! Your comments are always appreciated.

Arenhaus, the "colors are characteristic of a photo." Why? I used a reference photo and the colors were sampled from that photo. I didnīt convert a photo to a layer of paint and then smudge it. :p

01-29-2009, 05:01 AM
Daaag, Marja

01-29-2009, 05:07 AM
This is a wonderful painting Scott, I keeping looking and looking and finding so much in it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Next one please.

01-29-2009, 05:12 AM
Thanks marja and coops! Now, on to the next one. :)

01-29-2009, 05:15 AM
Nice one Scott... a proper painting, looks like my neck of the woods... pun intended.