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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 13 The grasses across the midground are one of the most complex areas of the painting. There’s a complex pattern of flower stalks, complexity in the bunches of grass in how they lay, and the line of pickerel weed that stretches across the lower third of ...
by RichardDevine
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

I don't usually sign it before I'm finished, Carl, but in this case I incised my signature so that I could color over it and have it appear lighter. Usually I sign with an ink pen after I'm finished. I actually dislike signing my paintings because I never like how it comes out and I haven't come up ...
by RichardDevine
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:23 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 12 The water is now pretty much complete. I continued to add layer upon layer to the roughed in reflection pattern in the lower right. Doing so intensified the colors. For the most part I kept the margins of the light and dark colors quite sharp. Within ...
by RichardDevine
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:27 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 11 I was hoping to have the water completed this week but fell short. Other commitments took time from this project. A new commission is taking some of my time, and home and garden maintenance is still an important part of my day. However, I have still m...
by RichardDevine
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:00 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Interesting observations. You must have taken some time to analyze the painting. Before I discuss this, however, I'd like to get some more input from others out there. We had a very lively discussion, I remember, when I was painting the Sandpipers. I'd like to see if we can get another discussion go...
by RichardDevine
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

A little. I wasn't sure exactly how much disturbance to the reflection there should be. This isn't calm water but a river of moving water, also affected by wind. So, the reflections should all be at the same disturbance value. What do you think? Do you think all the reflections show the same amount ...
by RichardDevine
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 10 I know said I was going to work the grasses after doing the palm tree reflections but I couldn’t resist continuing the reflections across the painting. Once I completed the reflections below the palms I wanted to see how the rest of the water would be...
by RichardDevine
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:48 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 9 After getting all the palm trees in I thought next of doing the grasses that stretch across the scene, but I was anxious to put some water in, especially in the lower left. The palm trees were taken from another photo, pasted in, and weren’t on the ban...
by RichardDevine
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:27 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Appreciate the offer. It's comforting that others who have gone through such a loss understand. I will surely take you up on the offer if it gets too rough. How deeply our companions can burrow into our hearts! Thanks again to all.

Richard
by RichardDevine
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:05 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Peaches passed quietly on Friday morning with my wife and I at her side. She gave us 15 wonderful years and we'll miss her. Thank you all for your warm and kind remarks. Your thoughts are certainly appreciated.
Richard
by RichardDevine
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 8 This has been a tough month for my wife and I. Our cocker spaniel, Peaches, a beloved and dear companion for 15 years has been struggling with terminal kidney failure, and despite all the intervention, is succumbing to its ravages. My heart isn’t in it...
by RichardDevine
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

I sharpen pencils every minute or two, especially when I'm working on details. Broad areas with little detail such as sky may require sharpening every 3-4 minutes. When I don't feel the pencils digging in, I sharpen the.
by RichardDevine
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:32 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 7 I’ve completed the smaller foliage masses catching sunlight within the larger mass on the right side. To add more definition and make them appear more real, I further defined the edges by working dark color along mostly the top edges where the sun stri...
by RichardDevine
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:57 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Complementary colors combined produce grays. Strong complements, like red and green, produce black. They work better than using black, which can tend to be flat. Blacks produced by complements are more vivid.
by RichardDevine
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:40 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 6 This past week has been very busy and I’ve not gotten as much done on this painting as I would have liked. I’m teaching some colored pencil classes and that has taken up much time. Also, my constant companion, Peaches, our wonderful Cocker Spaniel, is ...
by RichardDevine
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:55 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

I feel honored that you think enough of my methods that you would like to use them to produce your own paintings. As you can see I use the same thought process to produce all my paintings. It is the same process that I teach students taking my art classes. I find it helps me to plan out and develop ...
by RichardDevine
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 5 This past week I worked on the large mass of tree on the right side. I wanted to get them in because I was getting too fixated on the distant trees and wasn’t sure if more detail was necessary. Composition principles told me those distant trees should ...
by RichardDevine
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 4 The sky is complete (for now) and I’ve started on the distant trees. I finished up the layer of cloud blue, moving from right to left. After that I went back over the area of the sky where there is a transition to a lighter value. The transition wasn’t...
by RichardDevine
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:23 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 3 I’m going to do this painting entirely in colored pencil. The size will be 22” by 13”, and I’ll be using Stonehenge paper. The first step was to transfer the pencil drawing to the paper. I then started on the sky first. Although it looks simple, the sk...
by RichardDevine
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
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Views: 28549

Re: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1

Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight Update 2 For the color sketch I used a blurred version of the final composition I put together on Photoshop Elements. The blurred version was posted here last week as the color sketch. I’m going to do this painting in colored pencil, so my next step is to figur...
by RichardDevine
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:17 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Work In Progress: Withlacoochee Flight, Update 1
Replies: 50
Views: 28549
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