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Alan Dixon

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on: March 06, 2012, 12:48:55 PM
Here is my interpretation of the red sand monolith's to be seen in the Sedona, Arizona area. This is an incredible scenic area just south west of the Grand Canyon. It goes without saying that Sedona is filled with artists and art stores (mostly pottery, etc)My wife and I have been through there several times and have some magnificent planters to prove it.
The painting is actually a bit more realistic in colour than the attached photo of it, but I would appreciate your opinions anyway.
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Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 03:59:43 PM
Another place I'd love to see. I've seen some photos of the area and am amazed at the shapes and colours in the rock. A nice rendition Alan, bravo.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 04:13:57 PM
 :clap: Nice colors! Really like the sky.

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Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 04:52:57 PM
Looks like you've done a really good job of this painting. Can I ask, do those distant verticals lean slightly to the right or, have I had a few too many Sherries this eve?! Are you able to make slight modifications at this stage?
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Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 06:14:55 PM
 O0 Good job Alan.
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Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 06:49:32 PM
Topdoginuk. Yes they are leaning a bit. Not in the painting though, I obviously hand held the camera off level.
Otherwise thank you all for your comments

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Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 09:15:47 PM
Topdoginuk; I have reviewed your comment and I think I misread you originally. I think you might have been referring to the fact that the supporting mound is not flat across the top. If so you are absolutely right. I think I might be able to touch up that area, but it will be a bit tricky. I think I'll sit on it for a couple of days before I chance it.
Thank you for drawing that to my attention, because I actually never noticed it.


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Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 06:48:14 AM
It definitely looks like pictures I've seen of that area, Alan.

Nice job.  I like the colors.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 04:10:25 PM
Don't underestimate the power of suggestion, or letting the viewer's imagination complete a scene.  Fewer "dots" representing shrubs would of perhaps increased the feeling of vastness, all the while still implying growth in the desert.


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Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 04:22:10 PM
one of your best so far Alan  :clap: :clap:

I see you have shadows on the ground for the large areas of bush / tree, but not for the individual trees and bushes - suggest those shadows as well O0


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