Monday, October 24, 2011

October Walk

October Walk   14"x 18" oil on stretched canvas
So this is the finish for yesterday's post. I knew I wanted a figure involved and I've had this figure with her two dogs in mind for a long time. For me, they add a bit of story and movement and also break up that long stretch of beach. Additionally, I cropped it to eliminate some distracting shapes at the top of the trees. It did change the mood considerably, but that works for me......what are your thoughts on it ?
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10 comments:

  1. My thoughts are that this is wonderful Mary. I really like figures in a scene, no matter the scene and adds a bit of narrative.
    Thanks for the ochre advise, I will give it a try.

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  2. I like the figures, they tell a story and made your landscape come alive. Love the colors in the water.

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  3. I like that you added the figures. It tells a story. Very nice, Mary!!

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  4. J'aime beaucoup le travail de vos reflets dans l'eau...
    La présence de cet enfant avec les chiens apporte une grande vie à votre toile. Les nuances de couleurs de votre plage sont très belles.
    gros bisous

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  5. You know the more I read of other artist's blogs, I'm realizing that my painting is my creation and it doesn't have to look exactly like it is. I always have a hard time changing something to make it look more pleasing to the eye, because its not really what I'm seeing, but if I wanted a picture of what's there I could always take a photograph, huh?

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  6. I really love the feel in this. The pink underpainting moves nicely throughout and the color is very appealing with the palette you use. Your figure adds an element of "hectic" into an otherwise serene scene. Life pulling you in both directions!

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  7. Mary, I love the color and feel of this and that little pop of red in your figure is fabulous. I am so glad I found your blog it is so inspiring. :-D

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  8. Mary, just love the reflections in the water...so lovely!

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  9. I love the figures too, and the "oomph" of colors you've added. Makes me want to gather up my dogs and join them. Great painting!

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  10. This is FANTASTIC, Mary! The reflections in the water is wonderful..as well as the colors. The figures you added was a good idea..adding to the piece! Love it!!

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