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Caesar
11-10-2011, 04:45 AM
Loosely from a reference with the mouse. Quite relaxing ...

D Akey
11-10-2011, 04:57 AM
Softly muffled footsteps in the damp fall forest. . . Ah yes. . . quite relaxing indeed. . . Nice vacation moment, Caesar. Thanks! :cool:

gxhpainter2
11-10-2011, 06:48 AM
Caesar.. your landscapes work really well with your painting style... this is a quite beautiful work... recalling moments walking in a damp forest with thick leaves underfoot.. the tree again is a magnificent study in form ,structure, and color.. as is the mossy cover...

Tony867
11-10-2011, 08:09 AM
Bravo Caesar! One can almost smell the dampness. Like Gary has said, love the mosses.

justjean
11-10-2011, 09:16 AM
A beauty indeed Caesar :):), I feel like I could be walking in my back yard:D

Gaia
11-10-2011, 11:12 AM
It's like in a fairy tale...and the tree is almost like a giant's foot. Encourages fantasies:)

jibes
11-10-2011, 04:01 PM
Super fine image Ceasar! I love the look of the moss on the roots of the big tree.

JMMK
11-10-2011, 05:45 PM
I want to go walking there…. Very good painting

Caesar
11-10-2011, 11:06 PM
Thank You, D Akey! It was relaxing also to draw it with chalk. I didn't push so as to use different sheet types or other tools and support improving realism, but time consuming, because I found that the colors and shapes scheme was good enough to please.

Dear Gary, my unstyled style (I can vaguely see anyway) is quite often the most manual, trick-free, shortcut-less, and de-procedurized approach and execution ... :p I'm therefore glad when I may nontheless communicate visually some story or feeling or view in their essence.
So, thank You very much!

Thank You, dear Tony! This may be possibly be a nice walk also for whom has rheumatisms, arthrosis or arthrisis! :p

You're really lucky dear Jean if You have such a park in Your backyard. Apart from the urban parks in here, I should travel out of Rome for no less than 20 min towards some one of closest mountains to enjoy this kind of deciduous woods. Thank You!

You hit the point, dear Gaia. I painted this natual view picture thinking it could be one of the scenarios of some tale or fantasy book. It also made me think of Boxy wonderful illustrations of his Piggoty story. The difference, in terms of palette, is that here we tend to have a fairly luminous weather more often.

Thank You, dear Jibes. I didn't over-detail any part (also because of the mouse), but I tried to work a little to tones and intensities to separate the various ranges. It should probably be seen not to close and leave the brain completing the image.

Thank You, dear JMMK! We've got many woods like this on the Appennines running along our peninsula here in Italy. They're also good for mushroom, truffle, plenty of useful herbs and the various berries but I guess there are many similar ones all over the world to enjoy.

limey-g
11-11-2011, 02:56 AM
Very nice Caesar, it is like a walk in my bush at this time of year only the leaves are about a foot deep in there at the moment.
Geoff

coops
11-11-2011, 03:06 AM
Beautiful colours Cesare and a lovely place for a walk:)

AT-TA
11-11-2011, 07:50 AM
Beautiful autumn scene in the woods. So well done.:-)

Caesar
11-11-2011, 10:26 PM
Good to know You're familiar to with a similar scene, dear Geoff. Thank You for Your kind appreciation.

A wood with such an old beech cannot but be fascinating and magic to walk through, dear Katie. Thank You!

Thank You, dear Anna! Sometimes I cross and get stunned by natural color combinations and contrasts I may find all over, so I can hardly refrain from trying to convey the feeling, like in this case.
Another great example is simply downstairs from home in this season, in my building garden, where, in certain time and weather conditions, brilliant greens of the grass are composed with nice and various trees (there's one type in particular I don't know the name, I'm far from being a botanist) and a climbing plant with red leaves which could possibly be what we call American vine.