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Travis

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on: September 25, 2011, 12:41:33 PM
I enjoyed painting my first sunset so much that I decided to try another one. Hope you guys like it.


have a great day everyone and happy painting

Travis.


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Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 12:44:37 PM
 :D Travis! This is beautiful!!! Fantastic piece of work, my friend.  O0
Your composition is spot on!
I love this painting. The tree makes me look toward the middle while the curve of the mountain makes me look back towards the middle again.

Would you give me lessons on how to paint that tree?

Great job!
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Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 12:45:04 PM
Travis,
    Very nice! I really like the little cabin in the distance.   O0

Tina
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Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 12:46:11 PM
Wow, stunning sunset Travis  :yippee:
I just love the texture in the foreground tree


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Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 12:52:09 PM
Absolutely beautiful.  That is amazing for a second attempt!   :hug:


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Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 01:16:36 PM
Great composition Travis.   :yippee:  I agree with Nolan on the tree texture.  O0 
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Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 01:49:37 PM
thanks for the wonderful comments guys it really makes me feel good about what I do when I know people like my work. thegrindre as for painting the tree I wasn't really sure myself until I started but the first thing I done was based the whole tree in with a really dark brown almost black color then I started with my fine detail brush and started to randomly lay down layer after layer in small and large strokes of color  starting with the darkest and went to the lightest color that I had, after that I played around with it a bit more with the colors in different areas of the tree and this is what I ended up with, and I must say I really like the look I got.

Thanks again guys  have a great day

Travis.


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Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 02:43:01 PM
That's how I paint, too, Travis. I lay down an under-painting for the shadows first then come back with a number of lighter colors until I've hit the highlight colors.
Thanks a bunch. I'm doing a wood thing now and needed to know your technique.
I'm glad I'm on the right track...
Oh, are you painting wet-on-wet with this technique???
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Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 05:10:27 PM
It is so good to see that our online classes are producing such good results :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 05:14:53 PM
your welcome, I'm painting with acrylics so as you may know it does dry really quick so I find myself laying down alot of paint at one time for my sky and water, as for my grass and mountains in the back ground I just lay down my base colors, then I wait for it to dry then I start adding in my details, and as for my tree I done most colors wet on wet, and like the rest the details was after it was dry.  I hope this helps.

Thanks again

Travis.


Travis

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Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 05:23:22 PM
thank you Dennis and I must say again you and Nolan are great teachers and help us out so much with our paintings,  and I've learned a lot since I've been here in such a short while and every time I paint a picture now I try to keep everything in mind so I can get that perfect painting that I'm sure every artist would love to have and be proud of, because It is such a great feeling when you can do a painting and everytime someone looks at it they say WOW that's a beautiful painting and it looks so real, and That's my goal to try and do every painting better than the last.


Many Thanks Nolan and Denis

Travis.


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Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 10:16:08 PM
Oh ya, I forgot you use acrylics.
Sometimes it's wet-on-wet and sometimes it's wet-on-dry and sometimes it's wet-on-sticky.  :2funny:
I used acrylics myself at first but then changed over to oils.
OK, got it, thanks again.


Looking forward to your next painting, now.
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Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 05:04:39 AM
Yes that's so very true it's hard to say what it is at times when it comes to acrylics,  :confused: I'm also starting to paint with a more expensive paint as will, and I find that it is really tick like oil paint and it doesn't dry as fast as that other paint I use and it makes it easier to blend and shade in my colors which makes me a happy camper when I'm painting because I don't have to rush so much to try and get a certain part of my painting done. such as the sky and water  :yippee:

have a good day

Travis.


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Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 05:15:20 AM
THAT is the reason I converted to oils...  ;) I now have time for blending and fading and stuff.
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Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 09:51:28 AM
Travis...great work! I know I myself don't like to hear..."but I really like the...especially", but the grass is excellent. What kind of brush did you use on it?  AND.....EVERYTHING in the painting is excellant too.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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