Acrylic on 10x8" canvas panel. I've never been to Yosemite and I've never seen Half Dome. While I was thinking about this painting I decided to borrow RR's artistic license and relocate this scene to the French Alps, the distant mountain is now Mont Blanc (been there, seen it).

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Comment by Stephen Street on May 28, 2016 at 20:44

Paul and Anna,  thanks for your comments.  You have both been very constructive and very helpful, it's appreciated.

Comment by Ana Murza on May 28, 2016 at 9:34

It's a very pleasant painting, Stephen! The boulders have good volume, bid and heavy they are so believable. Yes, a bit of warmth in them will bring them closer. I also like the texture in the boulders path and rocks. Well done!   

Comment by Paul Merrill on May 28, 2016 at 8:48

Stephen, I really like your use of detail in the foreground and the lack thereof in the distant mountains and trees.  I like the texture on the rocks, very lifelike.  I like the change in the mountains in the back to resemble somewhere you have been and making it more personal that way.  I would suggest a more gradual/varigated transition from the warm to cool on the mountain behind the foreground trees. It will help the viewer interpret the mountain better.  I do like your work on the left side of the mountain with the rocks and trees.  While you could be more bold in your colors in the foreground I think your subtlety here was great.

Comment by Stephen Street on May 21, 2016 at 19:57

Thanks Silvana

Comment by Stephen Street on May 21, 2016 at 19:57

Michael, thanks for your valuled input.  Next time I try this effect I'll to be more courageous and bold with my colours, rather than try to be subtle.  I recognise that I am still on a very steep part of the learning curve.

Comment by Silvana M Albano on May 21, 2016 at 9:27

Great Stephen!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on May 20, 2016 at 5:40

Stephen, great job in changing the scene.  Very good illusion of depth by overlapping and value ...more warm colors in the rocks (and foreground) would enhance the depth even more.    May I suggest that you refrain from using so much white paint ... especially in the yellows and oranges you have used for the glow. 

Comment by Stephen Street on May 17, 2016 at 16:37

Thanks Cristina.

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on May 17, 2016 at 1:13



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