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post #1 of Old 05-08-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Western Landscapes

This blog is where I will post landscapes of Western scenes. This one took 11 hrs, which beats my previous longest, the saddle, 5 hrs. I tried to work on light emphasis as well as style consistency. On 14 x 17. 60 lb sketch paper, this is "Valley Falls".

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post #2 of Old 05-08-2011, 05:44 PM
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Wow, Don, that's beautiful! Love the purple and green together.

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Don - I absolutely positively LOVE this landscape. The colors are perfect and the extra time you took really shows through.



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Thank you PencilMeIn and Chanda! I had to keep telling myself I wasn't finished to get the added detail work. I had to think about putting that kind of green with purple, but in the end just went with it.
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I had to do a bit of research to see if this is a landscape, supposably it is. Another study in subtle lighting, this is "Taos courtyard, Late Afternoon". 8 hrs. (I'm trying)
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The Cove

Here, is a scene out of my wild imagination, with a classical touch. "The Cove" 9 x 12.

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Wow! Another great piece. I think you have found your niche. I really like this style. Nicely done!



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A Break in the Stillness.

thanks! This one is a custom painting for my son, a memory from an Alaskan fishing trip we took together.

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I picked up a new technique today that makes for more realistic clouds and snow, so this scene was created to test it out. "After a Heavy Snow".
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post #10 of Old 05-10-2011, 11:23 PM
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I am very impressed with your landscapes Don. The colors you use and your choice of subject matter are very very appealing.



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