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    alleyway - photopainting

    a dark and mysterious alleyway, ancient and where does it go? the flowers invite you ... maybe a new friend lives there.
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    Another very interesting painting Gary, really love what you have done with these photos

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    Not to say anything at all is wrong in any way. But what these seem to call for is perhaps a figure to add some interest. Not necessary, certainly. But the point is more that since you are doctoring photos to this degree, you might consider combining and splicing different photos. I know it would be changing your son's participation in it which you probably want to really hang on to, but I could see figures in this for interest. Another possibility is perhaps dealing with focus. It's flattening out, contrary to the perspective. So these are merely a couple ideas to extend your picture making. Heck, you could even combine things that would create dividing lines creating an abstract montage kind of thing that could then develop into an abstraction -- using horizon lines as dividing lines etc. Just some thoughts when you get to where you want to take it further. Right now they're great as is though.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    So very European!

    Old world charm! Very inviting!

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    It's lovely Gary - I am reminded of Pat's paintings.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat1940 View Post
    Another very interesting painting Gary, really love what you have done with these photos
    thanks Pat.

    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Not to say anything at all is wrong in any way. But what these seem to call for is perhaps a figure to add some interest. Not necessary, certainly. But the point is more that since you are doctoring photos to this degree, you might consider combining and splicing different photos. I know it would be changing your son's participation in it which you probably want to really hang on to, but I could see figures in this for interest. Another possibility is perhaps dealing with focus. It's flattening out, contrary to the perspective. So these are merely a couple ideas to extend your picture making. Heck, you could even combine things that would create dividing lines creating an abstract montage kind of thing that could then develop into an abstraction -- using horizon lines as dividing lines etc. Just some thoughts when you get to where you want to take it further. Right now they're great as is though.

    a good point D Akey, other than the one street scene most of his photos are devoid of people which is a shame, but I could certainly start to incorporate them into a fuller artistic statement as you suggest, rather than sticking to the original photograph so much. Thanks for that suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Anne View Post
    Old world charm! Very inviting!
    thanks Marilyn Anne

    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    It's lovely Gary - I am reminded of Pat's paintings.
    Yes the stone and stairways and villas she does so well..

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