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firehoser75

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on: December 01, 2012, 06:03:43 PM
Last winter/spring, I visited Sedona Arizona for the first time. I found it a beautiful and wonderous place. This November, I attempted this painting showing the Sedona rocks covered in a blanket of snow. This is the first time I have painted on a stretched canvas.
As always, let me know what you think, etc.
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Tom


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Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 07:01:58 PM

Beautiful .....I loved the clouds and the light from behind .....Nearby trees beautiful impressionistic Panel
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Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 08:49:43 PM
Looks good Tom. The style you've used suits the scene beautifully. The rocks really pop!  May I be so bold as to suggest a solitary eagle or something similar souring through the sky? Just to suggest a little motion into it.                             

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Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
love it tom the trees in front are done beautifully, agree with batman an eagle would look good O0
jennylynn


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Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
I too love Sedona but I have never been there in winter. Exactly the painting I wish I could do.Great work.
Alan


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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 11:33:20 PM
Lovely painting O0
Bhavna


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Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 01:38:48 AM
The light on the rocks--perfect. And beautiful. Love the light falling on the two distant pines and snow in the valley. Now do I make a suggestion, or do I keep my mouth shut? i have thought about that since this morning. I don't even do landscapes or acrylics and very little oil. But it is something that I notice, and I think you have so much potential. (Plus you always receive critiques so genuinely.  :) ) I would love to see just a little more snow that runs horizontally through the center of your pines. You have some. But I would like to know that there are as many branches coming forward as off to the sides. The snow seems to be accentuating the side branches. This is a beautiful painting :clap: .
Sarah


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Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 03:31:16 AM
 :thankyou: For the comments and suggestions. Maybe a lonely bird soaring in the sky might look good. I will probably add that. Sara, you found my biggest weakness. Often my evergreen trees look flat or 2 dimensional. Since I posted this, I added more bare deciduous trees in the foreground to "cover" the worst "offenders". I need to practice evergreens some more! Don't hesitate to make suggestions or to state your opinion (even if you don't like that particular painting ;D )
Additional comments and suggestions (especially from anyone who hasn't commented yet) are certainly welcome  >:D
Tom


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Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 05:46:55 AM
Tom--Normally I'd like to be of some help but I am so blown away by this painting.  Not only because the red rocks really do look like Sedona, but because this is my favorite place on earth.  I have hiked it many times and miss it so.  Thanks for the memories.  You really captured the magic of it. :hug:


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Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 07:52:47 AM
Lynn,
Thanks so much for your praise and kind words. Coming from you (I have looked at your gallery) it is a real compliment as your work is soooo good. I will start portraits soon, but I worry as I use acrylics and blending should be challenging.
Sedona is a very special place, and hopefully, we will go back this year again. More photos and ideas.
Thanks again,
Tom


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Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 04:19:43 PM
Looks Nice :clap:
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