Rock and San Francisco Bridge by Barbara Haviland

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Comment by Suzanne Louise Andrew on June 19, 2013 at 21:13

Very interesting use of contrast and colour on the rocks with the bridge brushwork really brings to life the smooth surfaces with the dark sharp rocks. Great !

Comment by Barbara Haviland on June 17, 2013 at 22:34

Thanks to all who commented. I am doing some revisions.

Comment by Montalvo on June 17, 2013 at 18:03

Hi Barbara..was just studying your painting. I love the dark shadow being cast down on the reflection of the water. I also like the light coming from the back.  Your the flow and how it curves..and of course, the atmospheric background. If your joining us for the Workshop..make sure you put the right information on your  "TAGS". And if your not i think you did a great job!

Comment by Christine Lewis on June 17, 2013 at 16:01

Nicely simplified, Barbara. good job.

Comment by Barbara Haviland on June 17, 2013 at 2:07

Thanks Jessica and Jim thanks for your observation. I will change that as soon as I can get to it. Busy doing commissons right now and preparing for a 50th anniversary party  BUT I will change and make the revisions.

Comment by Jessica Futerman on June 17, 2013 at 1:32

Lovely blocks of interesting colour on your rock!  

Comment by Jim Haycock on June 17, 2013 at 1:04

I really like your colors and the interpretation of this scene.  Very bold and subtle at the same time.  (I think we all had to invent a color scheme on this one because the real colors were so drab.)  There is one element that did catch my eye: On the bridge, the large suspension tubes should start at the top of one tower and swoop down toward the middle of the bridge and then swoop back up to the top the of opposite tower.  There are also hundreds of vertical cables that are attached to these "tubes" that are attached to the bridge -- hence, a "suspension bridge."  Yours seem to disappear a little and even cross-cross each other.  (Not a big deal, but since I'm a engineer in the real world, it was just something I noticed...)


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