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Thread: Bethesda

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina


    At long last--done!

    This one is for Hilda, a dear old friend who has been in and out of hospital for several weeks. Iīm hoping she gets to go home again. She hasnīt seen her dog for over a month.

    (All AR: basic canvas, oils, palette knife)
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    The only problem with humor is that no one takes it seriously.

  2. #2
    Im sure she will love this, I can tell you put alot of love in this. It is breathtakinly good. Wow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Grand Island NY
    All I can say is WOW...That is a really great painting with a wonderful feel to it. it makes you want to walk right into it...Fine effort....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Denver Colorado USA
    Scott, I decided I would only look at things right now and not write replies ( just too freakin tired) but I have to make a exception for this--excellent work!
    "If I could only learn to be humble, I would be so proud." Author Unknown.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Excellent painting, Scott. I like this one very much. Must have taken you long hours to finish this. The green color palette is very refreshing and soothing. Your friend for sure will get well soon after seeing this. Has a nature alive feeling.

    ...and Rob, hope you feel refreshing from your tiredness too after seeing this too.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2007
    Tiffin, OH USA
    At long last and well worth the wait! How magical is this place? Just a fascinating view Scott. My best to Hilda.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2007
    U.S.A. North Carolina
    Perfect Scott.. Lookin mighty good..
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  8. #8
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    May 2007
    Rome (Italy)
    Dear Scott, You're really a magician with brushes! I'm utterly stunned once more by Your masterpiece!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    With all due respect, I think this is a smudged and overpainted photograph.


    The colors are characteristic of a photo.

    The white bloom in the sky is a typical artifact of photographic sensor / film overload, while it is not usually perceived by humans who still see the sky as blue no matter what the brightness is.

    And, while these two can be merely a sign that the artist looked more at photographs than at the real world... in the corners, there are leftover magenta smudges. This is a characteristic sign of chromatic aberration in a low-grade lens. Many consumer cameras produce this magenta contouring in wider focus, at the edges of the image, and it is especially pronounced in small detail shaded against the sky - in short, just like the twigs here.

    It's not for me to question creative choices of artists who prefer to overpaint photos... but you should have mentioned that you did, rather than saying it was "all AR".

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    My first impression were images from my childhood. I used to love
    exploring wooded areas not usually traveled by others. This painting
    surfaced memories of lovely, quiet spots that had much character,
    rocks that you could sit on while seasoned trees softly shaded you
    from the sun. There was a feeling that I was where I was meant to
    be. I would often visit a place like this for the sheer love of it's
    comfort and beauty. This is just beautiful!
    Mairzie Dotes

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