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gxhpainter2
06-26-2011, 05:40 AM
in Arizona there have been huge ( hundreds of square miles ) of beautiful forests burned in these horrible fires....:(:(

barnburner
06-26-2011, 06:38 AM
Very well done... I can sense the turbulence, heat and confusion that goes along with these terrible fires. :):)

semd74
06-26-2011, 07:16 AM
Yep...the fires out west are terrible !!!

pat1940
06-26-2011, 09:20 AM
Gary, this is fantastic, I can see the turmoil in this painting, and love the frame, very, very nice;););):):):)

Alexandra
06-26-2011, 09:30 AM
Excellent abstract of this tragedy Gary.

mannafig
06-26-2011, 10:26 AM
A nice abstract of a very tragic situation.:):)

gxhpainter2
06-26-2011, 10:42 AM
Mike,Steve,Pat, Sandy and Manafig....your kind comments and shared sympathy are very special...:):):)

Belvrog
06-26-2011, 10:56 PM
Nice abstract gary. Really like it's palette.

gxhpainter2
06-28-2011, 10:13 AM
Belvrog - thanks I am glad you like the palette... I kind of discovered a neat trick to get this... I did the original work in AR then exported it to Photoshop.. there I copied the image to a new layer and then did an adjustment layer clipped to the second image layer and desaturated it. Then I painted into the adj layer mask with a very low opacity to bring back the colors as intensely as I needed.... so I got the charcoal burnt black and whites with tints of color and some intense color where i brought back the full color.... kind of a cool effect i think..

justjean
06-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Gary, a wonderful painting of a very tragic happening. I can almost feel the heat and smell the smoke from those embers, fire and the wind

shechat
06-28-2011, 07:25 PM
You've captured the fire and the ashes and the feeling of these awful fires Gary well done, love the palette

P. D. Dinkles
06-28-2011, 08:12 PM
Nice.

And out of a 37 year habit I say, "Put the wet stuff on the red stuff."

One of the worst type of fires you can fight. Cant breathe. Hot, sweaty, too much PPE, exhausted, with little to fight back with.

Caesar
06-28-2011, 09:57 PM
Amazing! This painting makes me almost choke, as if I were caught into the gases and smokes of a forest fire! Fantastic!

jibes
06-29-2011, 06:47 AM
You have said it all here Gary! Excellent!!!

gxhpainter2
06-29-2011, 08:17 AM
justjean,shechat,PD, Caesar and Neal... thanks to your supportive comments.:):):):cool::cool::cool::cool: