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HarvestMoon
04-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Hi Everyone, I've been having lots of fun experimenting with Artrage & thought I would share my first finished pic. I used a ripple stencil from a pic in the forums by RobertSWade to enhance the water but apart from that it's my own work. The reference photo was by Jean Williamson from the book of postcards entitled Sacred Stones.
Please feel free to comment as I am just starting out in digital art, my usual medium being Encaustic wax.
Anne ;)

coops
04-21-2012, 10:19 PM
Lovely glow to this one Harvestmoon and glad to see you having great fun with Artrage:)

HarvestMoon
04-22-2012, 03:24 AM
Thanks coops, glad you like it
Anne

Caesar
04-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Welcome. You made a wonderful work on this. Aerial perspective and perfect water emulation on a tonally modulatd monochrome ...

HarvestMoon
04-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Thanks Caesar, glad you like it. After a few comments in other forums I have reworked the piece slightly to give less symmetry to the position of the stones. I hope this improves it.
Anne ;)

justjean
04-22-2012, 08:05 PM
Looks great

Caesar
04-22-2012, 10:16 PM
It's better for sure. A central simmetry is almost never the best choice for a composition, as they use to teach ... balancing is a little different.

limey-g
04-23-2012, 01:00 AM
This really lovely, welcome to our happy forum.
Geoff

silvy
04-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Welcome Anne:)
Really a lovely painting.

Belvrog
04-23-2012, 02:50 AM
Wonderful mood in this one Anne, its a lovely painting and place. :) Great !

barnburner
04-23-2012, 04:53 AM
Very nicely done. I like this a lot. You might try darkening the water just a little bit. I could be wrong, but I think you might like it that way. Regardless - well done. :):):)

HarvestMoon
04-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Thank you for your comments everyone & for the welcome. I'm glad to be part of this wonderful community. I'm also glad you like my first piece, hope to post more soon.
Anne ;)

shadowslake
04-23-2012, 07:14 AM
Careful AR is adictive. Nice painting.

D Akey
04-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Encaustic? Really? Very artsy. . . I always wanted to try that but never did. Jasper Johns was using it for a time wasn't he?

Anyway, this is a terrific first go. Really nice tone. Graphic in feeling. Simplified and soothing.

I kinda have a feeling it won't be too long until you start to work with some of the more visceral materials as well, seeing as you are a Karate Kid "Wax On, Wax Off" encaustic enthusiast.

Great starting off point. Welcome!

mannafig
04-23-2012, 09:56 PM
A lovely painting:):)

HarvestMoon
04-24-2012, 04:48 AM
Thank you everyone, shadowslake I am already finding it addictive lol, D Akey thanks for your kind comments, yeah I love encaustic & hopefully can try digital versions of some of my encaustic pieces, though no one has yet figured out how to get wax effects digitally, mannafig, glad you like.
Anne ;)

screenpainter
04-24-2012, 08:52 AM
very pretty. like the color and layout design of this piece. welcome.

HarvestMoon
04-25-2012, 04:53 AM
Thanks screenpainter glad you like it
Anne ;)