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Thread: Enlighten

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    Enlighten

    I wish I could take full credit for the idea of this painting but the original idea came from an artist (I can't remember his name... I will try to find it) who did a similar painting in acrylic and I was fascinated by it. It never ceases to amaze me the simple power that color and value can bestow!

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    Beautiful painting Sketch, very moody I like it very much
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Extremely, well done, I really like it.

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    Nice work Eddie!

    I'm working my way through a book on color theory that says a splash of bright color in a large area of neutral color creates the most drama in a painting. Kinda goes against my normal approach, but this painting of yours seems to prove it out!

    I also like the brushwork in the bales of wheat!

    Al

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    That is absolutely great! So simple, yet extremely powerful. Well done!

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    Thank you Katie!
    Thanks Sandra! I love dramatic skyscapes!
    Thank you Paul!
    Thanks Al! I know exactly what you mean... It doesn't seem like it would work but it does. I may explore this effect a little further. I think that part of the reason this works is that the eye doesn't migrate to the brilliant color like it normally would because the contrast in value of the sky is just as brilliant but void of color... it balances it out.
    Thanks Barnburner! This looks like it could be a place in your neck of the woods!
    Thank you Kenmo!
    Last edited by Sketchism71; 03-25-2010 at 05:10 AM.
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    Very impressive, Sketch....interesting how in certain situations contrast works in paintings.

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    Absolutely brilliant Sketch!!!!









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