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barnburner
06-17-2010, 09:44 AM
So, ya wanted to be a cowboy huh?? :)

I can empathize with his plight.... Wind and rain don't bother me much, but when it comes to lightning - GET ME THE HELL OUT OF HERE! :):):)

All done with AR 2.5

coops
06-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Howdy Barnburner, nice painting and love the texture that you created . Well done:)

Caesar
06-17-2010, 08:45 PM
A wonderful landscape for an hard job. No sharp edges allowed I guess ...:D You showed recently a dramatic improvement, dear mate, and Your new paintings are more tasty than ever. Congrats!

Evart
06-17-2010, 09:43 PM
I like it. It sort of have that 3D feel to it. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-17-2010, 10:44 PM
barnburner,
What a stirring, mood driven scene. I can sense the feeling of solitute
that this cowboy is experiencing but also the impression of him having
the need to be earth connected, even to experiencing contemplative
solace in being witness to the exhilarating beauty of an oncoming storm.
Love the expansive, open air ambiance. Well painted. :)

JOSEPHINE.EARP
06-18-2010, 02:42 AM
I love this ore. Have lightning storms, but I would not like to be out in this ore. Best wishes Jo X

barnburner
06-18-2010, 03:39 AM
Caesar - You point about the lack of sharpness was dead on. I'm not sure what happened...perhaps when I descaled back down to my normal resolution, it gave me the faded edges? Anyway - I touched it up a bit and reuploaded, and I think it looks better. Thanks for the kind comments. :):)

Coops - I'm so glad you like it. Thanks! :):)

Evart - Many thanks for your kind appreciation. :):)

Mairzie - Thank you. I dearly appreciate your thoughts. :):)

Jo - Thank you very much. Glad you liked it. :):)

Alexandra
06-18-2010, 03:45 AM
I love this Mike! Well done!:)

ScottF
06-18-2010, 04:00 AM
Nicely done, barnburner! It reminds of when I used to watch thunderstorms rolling across the West Texas plains.

barnburner
06-18-2010, 04:13 AM
Sandra, my friend, your kindness is truly appreciated.
Thank you!:):)

Scott - Your comment about West Texas reminded me of something country singer Waylon Jennings once said. Waylon grew up in Littlefield, and he said that he ate so much Arizona and New Mexico dirt from the wind storms, that he learned to tell the difference between the two states, just by the taste. :)
I'm glad you liked the painting. Thanks! :):)

Lima
06-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Nice and cool Barn. Really interesting image.

barnburner
06-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Nice and cool Barn. Really interesting image.

Thank you sir...very much appreciated! :):)

AT-TA
06-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Scarry and dynamic... love how you've done the lightnings.:)

Caesar
06-18-2010, 09:00 PM
LOL :p Dear Barnburner, actually I was just pointing out that You better avoid sharp point (tips, but I liked the pun) not to attract those lightnings ...:o Your painting is great!;):)

foxytocin
06-18-2010, 11:04 PM
The dynamic in the color palette is great! Just right....

barnburner
06-19-2010, 06:29 AM
AT - Thanks... I had to play with the lightning quite a bit before I was satisfied with it. Most of my attempts didn't turn out very well at all. :)

Caesar - LOL... Not to worry.. I just misunderstood, which is not unusual..folks are usually careful to use really small words and pictures around me.... :)
Worked out great, because it caused me to take another look and see things I wasn't happy with. :)

Foxy - Thank you so much. :)

EB
06-19-2010, 06:55 PM
I see the time of memories.

I've push a few cattle, pull a few calves and dried them when they were new.
I've branded them, feed them, thrown a lasso and been kicked black and blue.
I've wrenched the head over the shoulder, laid 'em down and doctor 'em too.
I've watched the seasons change from the cold blowing snow to morning dew.
I've watered, cut, baled, stacked the hay, fixed fences and trodded the poo.
I've suckled calves, weaned them and shared the land where they grew.

Yes I see some nice memories.


Earle