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Alexandra
05-06-2012, 05:04 AM
Hope to see you there. Just on the other side is a picnic table so bring a basket everyone.;):)

D Akey
05-06-2012, 05:14 AM
Fantastic natural palette, and I love how you did the trees especially. Very nicely edited. Great control. :):):)

Marilyn Anne
05-06-2012, 06:02 AM
Amazing trees. Love to know how you did this!

Alexandra
05-06-2012, 06:52 AM
Hi D Akey, and Marilyn Anne, thank you. You know, this morning I was looking through my magazines and found this photograph that I have always loved. I propped up the magazine page and freehanded it as you will see I did not use a photo trace or uploaded photo ref.
I used the pen, loaded knife, eraser, art brushes, and the rock stamp. My perspective was not the best, but all in all I was pleased. I had about fourteen layers and used a green filter with a weak opacity setting.
Had fun with this one. It is amazing what one may do with this software.
Country living April 1998.Photograph by Craig Becker.

limey-g
05-06-2012, 08:16 AM
Very nice Alexandra, it looks so peaceful.
Geoff

shadowslake
05-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Love your work.

pat1940
05-06-2012, 08:37 AM
Sandy, this is a great job and it really does look like you had lots of fun doing this one:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

justjean
05-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Lovely and it looks like just the perfect place to have a picinic :):):):)

Alexandra
05-06-2012, 10:35 PM
Geoff, Shadows, Pat, and Jean, Thank you! It was indeed fun to do, and brought back some great memories of a covered bridge we used to visit.

Marilyn Anne, I forgot to mention that I used the masking straight edge tool to make a straight line for the body of the bridge and the roof. I filled in with paint bucket, and used the loaded knife on 1 pt to make the boards.

eighty+
05-07-2012, 12:02 AM
hi Sandra Great I liked the Film ;););)

Marilyn Anne
05-07-2012, 01:33 AM
I appreciate all the information. It really is an impressive work.

gxhpainter2
05-07-2012, 03:21 AM
Sandy. very nice work I would love to have a big picnic with all the AR forum mates! that would be such fun:cool::cool::cool: You did an amazing job with the trees and old bridge...:):):):)

fraser_paice
05-07-2012, 05:23 AM
Pass the cider jar...

jonwood
05-07-2012, 08:44 AM
very nice paintinng...but what time?;)

Alexandra
05-07-2012, 09:05 AM
E+, thank you....I think Clint and I had great chemistry don't you think? He was so nice to bring me a drink and a flower....still touches me so.

My pleasure Marilyn Anne, and thank you again!

Thank you dear Gary, so happy you liked it. :)

Okay Neil, but this stuff is a little strong. Used occasionally in nail salons as a polish remover. Last time I tried it, well I'd better not say.

John, I think next Saturday around 11-early afternoonish. Just bring your pen and paper-don't know how many will request portraits!:) When you get to mine, please make me skinny.

jonwood
05-07-2012, 09:09 AM
ok thats fine...stick your photo on here and we'll see what we can do.....
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Alexandra
05-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Haha Jon, I wouldn't want to give you nightmares! :o

jonwood
05-07-2012, 09:23 AM
haha ok...

Caesar
05-07-2012, 07:46 PM
This is certainly an extraordinary painting just the way it looks a natural and ordinary image of a familiar corner of Your surroundings. The atmosphere and expectations depend so on each one's mind. :cool:
So consequences of accepting Your invitation may span for each of us from taking part to a joyful rural feast with dances and games, to more up to a most disquieting story in the style of Stephen King. :eek::D

barnburner
05-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Sandy, this is really great. Well done. :) :) :)

Alexandra
05-08-2012, 02:06 AM
Thanks Jon.:)

Thank You Cesare, I appreciate that.
I just read a freebie on my Kindle about some Appalachian story. Talk about scary and disturbing....
My story would be more comedic I think. :D

Thanks so much Mike!:)

coops
05-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Beautiful painting Sandy and so expertly painted, well done:)