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Thread: A Lake Called Hope

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    A Lake Called Hope

    Tried out a couple of new techniques in this one. It was touch and go for awhile, but I learned a bit doing it.
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    barnburner,
    So heartfelt is the title and so inspirational is this painting. The
    artful embrace of sky, earth and water invites the heart to open
    to it's invitation of hope. So pure, pristene and without dread or
    concern is this scene, as if a new beginning is to be found here,
    discounting all fears, a rebirth in this cleansing lake of renewal,
    washed clean in preparation for a new journey of discovery.
    Poetic, touching, uplifting and most beautifully painted!
    Last edited by Mairzie Dotes; 07-23-2010 at 03:20 AM.
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    The looming mountains can give 2 moods, one is being closed in another is being protected. Well done.

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    Barnburner, this is very nice to look at, love the contrast and the insperation you felt while painting it, well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mairzie Dotes View Post
    barnburner,
    So heartfelt is the title and so inspirational is this painting. The
    artful embrace of sky, earth and water invites the heart to open
    to it's invitation of hope. So pure, pristene and without dread or
    concern is this scene, as if a new beginning is to be found here,
    discounting all fears, a rebirth in this cleansing lake of renewal,
    washed clean in preparation for a new journey of discovery.
    Poetic, touching, uplifting and most beautifully painted!
    If I ever learn to paint half as well as you write, I'm going to be rich and retire to Montana!
    Thank you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasminek View Post
    The looming mountains can give 2 moods, one is being closed in another is being protected. Well done.
    I appreciate that very much. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat1940 View Post
    Barnburner, this is very nice to look at, love the contrast and the insperation you felt while painting it, well done
    Many thanks Pat. I am very glad you enjoyed it.
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    Well done, dear Barnburner! You're amassing quite a lot of evolutions by testing. You got a number of great effects in here! I see it just a little dark, but it's probably this screen, the worst I have. Later on I'll check on better ones I've got ...
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Great overall piece, but you really seem to have nailed the water and the reflections!
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