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Thread: Solitude

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    Solitude

    I ran across a picture of a barn in a rugged and isolated area bounded by a mountain range and was struck by its rough beauty and almost serene lonliness. I diverged a great deal from that scene while trying to keep that powerful sense of solitude.

    Done with watercolor, airbrush, knife, eraser (of course...I ALWAYS need lots and lots of eraser!) and I also finally tried the stencil spray (I have not yet decided whether I like what I did with it though).

    As always, C&C welcome; and thanks for stopping by.

    jb
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    Wow JB thats a beautiful landscape and a peaceful place to be. Great work again
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Wow, JB....those mountains are just beautiful! I love what you've done and made this landscape your own! It's lends itself to bringing peace and serenity to whomever views it!

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    You got an interesting outcome anyway and ... I guess, You also learned a lot of how-to-es to furtherly improve along this path.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    JB this is terrific and I also like the Mts
    Valerie

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    I like your mountains. I was wondering, did you try a sky like the one you did in "castle ruins" on this work? I was wondering what that would do to the feeling of depth?

    Nice work.
    Carl

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    Excellent Job. That shot of the Tetons with the barn in the foreground, is one of those beautiful pics around.
    You did a fine job with it.

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    I wish to thank you all for your kind and generous comments; having a community of folks like you to bounce my ideas and efforts off of is a truely wonderful blessing for me. Although I don't have as much time to comment on eneryone else's work as I might like (and to be honest, I'm new to this and feel my opinions should not carry the same weight as those of you with skills far beyond my own), I do review as many as I possibly can...to enjoy, to study and, hopefully, to learn from.

    Caricath, your idea of an alternate sky caught my attention. I did not redo the sky in the same style as the "castle ruins" work you mentioned but imported both paintings into a new file and merged them using "castle ruins" sky over "solitude" just to get an idea of what you were suggesting. I'm not sure which I prefer (I "think" I like the original version more but...). Decide for yourself...
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