12x16in board painted in acrylic.
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Comment by susie gregory on October 8, 2011 at 12:17
you guys.....you're making me jealous!!!!
Comment by diane boucher on October 7, 2011 at 16:52
Being Grandma tomorrow but lets see what the weather dawns on Sunday. I will ring you if it looks good :)
Comment by Richard Robinson on October 7, 2011 at 14:09
:-) Hey the weather's looking nice - really want to get out painting again soon. Maybe out your way. Keen as a bean?
Comment by diane boucher on October 7, 2011 at 10:44

Thank you Richard. Yes John was a bit of an afterthought and I should have thought more about placement and size. I think he may even get his feet wet!! where I have him:(


Comment by Richard Robinson on October 6, 2011 at 16:13

Nice creative use of the elements Diane. It's certainly got a lot going for it. Shame the perspective is out of whack - makes the forest on the left look small and the painter like a giant. Might pay to draw this one out first a few times till it looks right (look at it in the mirror). Nice light effects. Lots of potential here. The painter's a bit too far off the side - looks a bit like John Crump though! :-)

But yes, spend some serious time checking out the perspective in the photos - very easy to tell when it's off even a little bit.

Comment by Sharon Casavant on October 4, 2011 at 5:59
I like everything about it!  The only thing is that the legs of the easel don't line up with the painter's legs.  I like the lighting effect, and the fact that the mountains are hidden in the clouds, as they usually are.
Comment by susie gregory on October 3, 2011 at 1:01
i love the idea of him..and you're the artist - you can decide whether you want to make him your focal point or make him smaller to show the scale of the place.  and it's hard for all of us because we haven't been there to imagine the scale...i was thinking of putting a fisherman in mine but i got so wrapped up i completely forgot when i got to that point. i was going to place him in the stream..a fly fisherman..but had no idea how large or small to make him.  maybe next time!
Comment by diane boucher on October 2, 2011 at 13:01
Yes Sue my artist is a bit of an after thought isn't he but so hard to judge what size to make him  in proportion to his surroundings.Always a struggle for me. Thank you for your kind critique. They all help heaps:)
Comment by susie gregory on October 2, 2011 at 9:45
hi diane...i really love your mountains!!...good job making them recede!! - i would have a couple tiny suggestions...maybe a bit warmer in the foreground would help..the purplish color on the bottom right is fighting with the cooler colors in the background..also - i like your addition of the fellow enjoying his plein aire day but maybe he could be your center of interest and placed in one of the golden mean positions..at the moment, he's a bit off to the side.


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