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Author Topic: Cartagena Calle De Baloco 1 of 2 (revised 3/30/2019)  (Read 5397 times)

csebesta

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on: January 11, 2019, 08:37:24 PM
We recently visited Cartagena Columbia, and I was very impressed with the area surrounding Calle De Baloco (the name of a street).  I am pretty much finished with this view, and will be starting a sister view of the same area but from the opposite direction.   My wife liked this one best so I started with this.

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My interpretation of the reference:

Constructive comments are always welcome!  I think I am finished with this for now but may need to true up once #2 is complete.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this!

Charles
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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 05:44:10 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: LOVE the colors and your style of painting! ~Liz


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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 07:06:33 AM
Nice, Charles.

Like how you simplified it.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 01:43:50 PM
Good job, Charles. Looks like a beautiful place. I look forward to seeing the second view painting.
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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 01:55:47 PM
lovely scene and I like the simplicity.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 02:16:46 PM
Liz, Mea, Emma, and Mary Lou,  thanks ladies for your kind comments.

This one may be my quickest ever, a little over 30 days, so that part I am pleased about.  Looking forward to getting the 2nd one, which will be mostly architectural with less flora.  I am thinking I want to later include local vendors or people in general to both paintings,  but we will see.

I want to keep the pictures similar from a feel standpoint if that makes sense.

Thanks again for stopping by and for you comments.

C


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Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 06:35:28 PM
Nicely done Charles, I like the addition of the flag to fill some of that empty sky space. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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csebesta

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Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 06:56:25 PM
Val, thanks!

Agreed on the flag, I also liked the complementary colors. . . Blue Orange and Red Green.

C


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Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 02:09:36 PM
I like it,also i like the light colors you used :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 10:07:22 PM
Very nice, good depth :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
What I am missing is a bit of texture to the right hand wall in the front area, before the creeper starts


csebesta

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Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 11:14:19 PM
Nolan, Thanks for your comment.

I am thinking a wall plant in that area would work.  The Reference had some ornate woodwork that I did not feel was worth the effort to add,  but there are several wall plantings in the photo which I neglected to add, one at the end of the right wall.   So putting those at both ends of the wall would work great I believe.

Please let me know if I have missed something here.

Charles


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Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 08:21:21 PM
go for it. What bothers me is that the wall looks bare - just too much orange


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Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 09:28:11 PM
Thanks Nolan,  for you support.  I will add those and see what else I can do with the wall when I true up with the second view of the street.

I have started on the 2nd view looking the other direction.  Really excited because the road makes a gentle curve to the left which accents the building at the end several blocks away.

Also I am putting together my plein air stuff.  When I saw all the equipment my neighbor has, I realized it not just brushes, paint and palette.  Just about done with that, with good weather I can do a dress rehearsal in my back yard.

Really excited about that to project too!

Charles
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Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 10:53:49 PM
Charles - this is just excellent! I love how you simplified the photo yet added even more interest. It might be fun to add a vendor and/or a couple of pedestrians. I think it is probably a heavily trafficked street with so many fun shops to look at! Well done!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 11:21:42 PM
Agree with Sharon. Very nice painting, but static. Adding some pedestrians will bring life and movement to the painting. HINT: Why do you so often see birds in the sky in landscape paintings? Add two tiny gulls in the distance.  O0
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