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"Evening on the Clyburn ", acrylic on board

Postby bergina » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:27 pm

This is our favorite river for fishing salmon and trout. The water runs clear and cold from the back mountains. I have always had a struggle with creating the green tones. Thankfully there weren’t too many in here well, maybe a few.

Al
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Postby Harmonygirl » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Wow, this is great. The green colour is fabulous.

What are talking about with the negative type??
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Remarkable

Postby pehiatt » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:50 pm

A distinctive and unique landscape. I find the overal effect quieting and it challenges the eye. Well painted.
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Postby bergina » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:35 pm

Thanks Pehiatt and Harmonygirl for your nice comments. My initial reference to problems with the quality of the photo posted refers to a subtle blotchy pattern in the water that I didn’t paint. Maybe this is only on my computer and a non issue.
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Blotches

Postby pehiatt » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:39 pm

Sometimes very small variation in the ground or under painting can live on no mater how may layers of paint you apply. They are pesky little beast.
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Postby bergina » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:10 pm

Hey Pehiatt
Interesting analogy and I think you are correct. As you probably know, I have always been so impressed with you’re your artistic skills as an illustrator and painter.
Thanks for your added response.
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Postby xxbreezy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:55 am

Nice work Al....as usual!!! A little dark for your usual types of paintings but a great painting all the same. I guess I'm just use to seeing more life in your work so maybe this isn't my "favorite" but just an awesome job!!!
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Postby upfromsumdirt » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:15 am

great reflection and sense of depth... beautiful work.
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Postby rips10 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:55 am

Excellent painting .But lake side veiw is very common as a theme.A painter like you, could paint more dramatcal -- theme.
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Postby bergina » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:20 pm

Thank Rips, Upfrom and Linda,
I appreciate all you comments and thanks so much for taking the time to reflect on this latest work. I am aware that based on my past work, this is a bit different. My main concern with this painting was composition and color and being able to hold the
ush more than 30 sec in order to paint it. Painting Green tones have always been a huge challenger for me. The detail was really insignificant and almost a nuisance but its part of my artistic grounding so had to include some fine lines
I personally almost like this finished work which is rare but a good thing for me.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:49 pm

Peaceful and relaxing, very beautiul indeed.
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Postby BYart » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:17 am

Awesome work Al.
I study your gallery often as I am so in awe of your work!
I particularily like this piece as it reminds me of places I've lived and loved.
I love your use of hues of greens, and also like how you created the reflections.
Always so happy to view your work, it inspires me to reach higher!
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Postby bergina » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:17 pm

Thanks Erika for your always so complementary comments on my art work.
Barb, your comments on my body of art work on singular is very much appreciated. Actually I go there myself occasionally when I’m completely bogged down and ready to quite (as in this latest work). It’s a reminder that in my past I have somehow managed to overcome some difficult artistic hurdles and paint a few decent works and any new project should be no different. This was the case with this latest work, not a whole lot of fun but something I wanted to do. Painting all the trees were a challenge but not to stressful. However, getting the reflection on the water to appear soft and natural was and without this it didn’t matter how well I painted the trees, not one bit.
Thanks again,
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:14 pm

hello al

nice looking painting here ,very nice work . :D mike
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Postby bergina » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:27 pm

Thanks a lot Mike!
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Postby krysta11 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:03 pm

Hello Al,

I am looking at your painting and start to imagine myself sitting there with my beloved hubby. Of course when we were young :lol: :lol: he would whisper " I love you darling". What more can you say in such romantic place? Perhaps today he would ask what will be for dinner tomorrow lol.
I love dark colors you used for this piece. They are showing time of the day , and also real wildness to the natural environment.
This is great piece of art in my eyes. Nothing to add, nothing to remove!
Perfect!

All the best Sir!
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Postby bergina » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:15 pm

Thanks Krystall,
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Postby arlynnhr » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:15 am

Wow!...I love this painting...it's so soothing...so relaxing! Very well painted as is all the work I've seen from you.

Take care,
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Postby bergina » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:05 pm

Thank you arlynnhr,
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Postby kcortese » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:43 am

This painting captures a quiet moment in ones heart it seems to melt away everyday stress. This painting takes me there.

As Arlynn said, "Wow!...I love this painting...it's so soothing...so relaxing!"

I agree 100%.

Just perfect as with everything you create!
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