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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:49 PM

So I guess it's OK to ask for critiques here... I've done some landscapes,

and they're kind of weird, but I'd appreciate comments. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Gert13KTbnrVxbAe8

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:51 PM

1. 404 error

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:51 PM

2. I'm getting an error page

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:56 PM

3. I think you have to have a google account to view and I don't

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:00 PM

6. I fixed the link (?). If that doesn't work I'll post them some other way.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:57 PM

4. Can't access. Google wants me to sign in, but I forgot the password, since I've not used it for

years.

Could you maybe upload to a more easily accessible site? I'd love to see your work.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:57 PM

5. Fixed the link, I think.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:06 PM

7. It's working now. Great work.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:08 PM

8. not so weird. snow with ducks is my fave of these. nice colors nt

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:09 PM

9. Loved them. What medium are you using?

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:15 PM

11. Oil and water color (not together).

Farm, beach, ghost town, sunrise, path at night are water color with a bit of colored pencil, the others are oil.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:04 AM

66. Lovely paintings.

I could not choose a favorite, since I liked all of them. So much talent on display, keep posting please.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:14 PM

10. Great subject matter picks ...

these are interesting instead of uninspiring landscapes. You certainly have talent. I like your technique.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:23 PM

12. Wow!

Very nice! I make art too, but yours is so much more 'arty' than mine! Seriously, it's very good!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:24 PM

13. I like your work...

My favorites? The winter scene with the ducks for sure. And the spring/summer field of brightly colored flowers. Nice

The first one with the storm moving in on a Fall day definitely conveys the sense of the wind picking up.

The two that convey solitude and a bit of loneliness are the barren trees across the lake (nice work on the trees btw) and the seemingly vacant buildings in sepia colors.


All good. Kudos!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:42 PM

14. not weird

good color (esp. drive with autumn leaves at end)Ö all realistic with enough dreaminess to be aesthetically pleasing

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:43 PM

15. You are seriously talented.

There is a haunting quality to your work. I would love to have all of them in my home.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:46 PM

16. They're very good

Youíre abilities show a mastery of color, shape and composition so that the eye is drawn into various components making the viewer pause with interest to see it all. Your use of perspective captures distance well and your use of detail ties everything together and shows many of your landscapes as being vast, stretching into the distance.

There is strength and boldness in your depiction of color and shapes, but there is also a subtle treatment of your skies which sets much of the mood for each painting. I find that quite interesting because I have a great appreciation of how skies are depicted.

Your landscapes have a stillness that makes them soothing and quiet which has an effect on the viewer that enhances the sense of wanting to pause and observe.

If there is anything I would say might bring out more it would be to become more comfortable with widening your spectrum on light and shading. Push your boundaries a little on that and see if you like the result. Make the source of light more defined.



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Response to lunatica (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:54 PM

23. Thanks for the excellent suggestion. I'll be exploring more landscape ideas

and will work on lighting in particular. Nobody outside my art class had seen these so I do appreciate the input.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:06 PM

41. You do have some really dark shading in your purple flowers

so you arenít averse to using very deep shadows. That was true with your painting of the peeled orange where the bottom part of the painting is pretty black. What you might explore is the light side of the objects.

In my opinion the light masters to really look at are the impressionists since their objective was to paint how light itself plays on the world.

Just donít stop painting.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:02 PM

17. Fantastic!!

I love them all but the winter scene with the snow geese (?) stole my heart.

Nothing at all weird, they are fantastic. If they were sold at a arts n crafts fair, I would buy several.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:07 PM

18. I do like your work.

Your pictures are really good...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:40 PM

19. The orange on the shelf woke me up the other day.

With this collection, I'm wide awake with big eyes.

This amateur appreciates your serious talent.

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:56 PM

20. Beautiful. You have a wonderful gift. ❤ nt

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:17 PM

21. Very nice work!

I like your use of color.

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:18 PM

22. they really have a lot going for them.

i sorta have a quirky sense of composition, myself, and i would say that, to me, the symmetry of them is stiff. symmetry is basically appealing to humans, but it also tends to be very static. sometimes you want that, but i think generally, you want to drag people into the composition. esp landscapes.

i would recommend this-make yourself a little view finder, a rectangle cut from cardboard, and look through it at the canvases. move it around, and crop the images in your mind, and see if you can find where things flow, and where they hang up.
the fibonacci sequence is a good way to focus attention. try imposing that over the paintings, too.

you have a gift. you have a good strong hand. now exercise your eye.
cuz it really is in your eye.

keep going. do more. share them here.


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Response to mopinko (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:59 PM

24. Thanks for your input!

I left people out intentionally, except for the one of the path at night, because I wanted to focus on the landscape forms. I was also aiming for a static, slightly stylized look - these are all from photographs that I cropped in order to create that kind of spooky, remote impression. However, I do want to try a more fluid approach the next time, so I greatly appreciate your suggestions.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:51 PM

25. try to limit painting from photos.

at least if you dont have a great deal of practice painting from life.
that transition from 3d to 2d is really so much the essence of painting. if the camera does it for you, you dont get the skill of doing it yourself. the hand must be much more subtle.
after you have seen enough people who learned to paint that way, you can see it at a glance. they never really get convincing in that 3d space. you cant unsee it when you recognize it, and it can make conversation, um, stilted.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:00 PM

31. I'd like to do some "live" landscapes, but in this part of the world

it's pretty difficult for at least half the year (I'm not keen on painting in the snow). Also, all of these were done as assignments for a painting class that meets (indoors) only once a week. Maybe next summer I'll try working outside on my own outside of the class, but I'm not hopeful if it rains all the time again like it did this year.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:48 PM

39. well, do still lifes then.

how much training do you have?
i could make suggestions, but i dont want to insult you.

there is a zen practice of drawing 100 objects. when i did it i just did quick line drawings, and i think traditionally they are quick, sparse drawings.
buy yourself a nice pen, a pretty sketch book, and make mistakes.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #39)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:03 PM

40. I wouldn't be insulted by any suggestions; I'm happy to learn whatever I can.

I have done a number of drawings in connection with the weekly classes I've been taking for the last five years, as the instructor requires sketching and drawing exercises. Your approach might be different than his; he's an advocate of old-school, traditional techniques that include preliminary sketches. He's a huge fan of John Singer Sargent, a meticulous planner who did multiple sketches before he started to paint. I am trying to develop my own style with his guidance, and I consider myself to be a work in progress. I might not live long enough to get really good at it, but the fun is in the exploration. I don't want to limit myself to still lifes; everything is a useful learning experience.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #40)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:27 PM

42. well, still lifes can be anything. anything.

yeah, i'm the opposite of that. i paint from the shoulder, not for the wrist.
i also paint from memory/feeling.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mo-Clay-120776091304700/photos/?tab=album&album_id=120777147971261

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Response to mopinko (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:32 PM

43. That's a very different style, but I really like the fluidity and the colors.

Thanks for the link!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #43)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:08 PM

47. a couple exercises if you want to loosen up.

if you live in a decent size town, see if there is a figure workshop you can join.
i spent some time in a small group w some artist friends where it was just- pay the model, draw, go home. sometimes people chatted, but no one offered unsolicited opinions and there were no crits.
we would usually do a few short poses, then one or 2 long.
then beers.

get some big paper, and use a big implement. charcoal is good to get loose w. i like sumi ink and a big brush.
put your shoulder into it.

and for a kinda off the wall way to look at drawing, check out 'drawing on the right side of the brain'. i believe it has been updated since i read it back in art school, but the drawing exercises are fun.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:23 PM

48. The art school where I take classes occasionally has live figure drawing classes.

So far they haven't been offered when I could attend but I hope to be able to do that eventually. I haven't done a lot of drawings or paintings of people; I'm starting out with cats.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:54 PM

26. lovely

seriously, those are really good

not to sound trite but they give me a "peaceful, easy feeling"

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:54 PM

27. Reminds me of Alex Colville without the animal(s) in the painting. I would

somehow darken the highlights. I have no idea how to paint myself.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:58 PM

28. Very nice!

I like your composition, color and style.

My critique would be that, unless you intend them to be rather flat and minimalist that there seems to be a need for some depth in some of the paintings if you know what I mean. Perhaps a little variation in the hues and contrast as the landscape recedes, (in a few of those) would draw the viewer in more and add impact? The same could be said for variations in detail from foreground to background. It might be something to experiment with if you want to expand on it.

Otherwise, keep going. I think your depictions are very enjoyable to view and reflect on.

Thanks!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:36 PM

44. Thank you!

Some of the photos are a little washed out vs. the originals, but I am still experimenting with increasing the impression of depth (more blue in the distance, for example). I want to start using larger canvases, too (most of these are 12" - 16" at the longest dimension).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:42 PM

46. You are welcome...

Good. You do have the overall aspect of the paining down very well.

And yes, that step with depth and such takes time and is a natural progression so you are ready to experiment with it now for sure and it is better to go in stages like that anyway. You will get the feel for it as you see the progress. Otherwise, your work is very aesthetically pleasing.

I appreciate your showcasing your artwork here and do update us when you have some new work ready.

All My Best!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:59 PM

29. Got it!

Beautiful! Youíre very talented.

I like your composition, and sense of color. Very well done!

Do you work just from memory, or from photographs?

I prefer oils, as well. No particular reason, itís just what I started with first.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:38 PM

45. They are from photos.

I'd like to do some plein-air stuff someday, but not in the snow when it's below freezing. I like oils because you can fix mistakes, and prefer oil to acrylics too - acrylics seem too flat to me, though they aren't as messy.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:59 PM

30. My goodness TVO. You're very talented.

There is an ethereal quality that is so appealing in your work. The piece with the abandoned buildings reminds me of Andrew Wyethís Evening at Kuernerís. Haunting and lovely.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:05 PM

32. Fab! I love the spring and fall ones the most! n/t

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:06 PM

33. Great works!

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:16 PM

34. I am seriously in awe.

I have zero artistic talent, so I am also seriously envious.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:24 PM

37. You'd be amazed at what good instruction can do.

One thing I've been learning in my drawing and painting classes is that most "talent" is really the result of learning the basics and getting a lot of guidance. My instructor always talks about how Rembrandt's early paintings actually kind of sucked, and that it took him a while to become a great painter. Nobody is naturally good at it from the beginning. Take a class or two and discover your talent.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:16 PM

35. They're FABULOUS! Apparently you got the dose of talent that I didn't get!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:21 PM

36. Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous

I particularly like the deserted storefront, reminds me of my grandfathers store

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:29 PM

38. Wonderful!!

I canít decide which I like best! I think the driveway scene or the harvest field or the sunrise. Gosh, theyíre all so good!! Love the vibrant colors you use.

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:26 AM

49. ohm myyyyyy!!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:29 AM

50. I love them.

You have a way of capturing energetically, somehow, the essence of those nature scenes.
I especially liked the streetlight scene, the snowy shore and the tulips.
Wonderful work!

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:38 AM

51. You are so talented. Love the old sepia buildings.

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:12 PM

52. Nice work!

I especially like how you use color. I would love to see more of your paintings as you progress.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:21 PM

53. The third picture ...

I really do get a sense of the day, the damp atmosphere - the wetness.

I can smell the wet leaves all the way here in Kentucky. It is a familiar street, and a familiar feeling. I really like it.

All of them are excellent, but this one in particular jumped out at me.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:30 PM

54. I don't see weird at all

Iím no art critic, but I like them a lot

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 04:09 PM

55. Keep painting. Do not stop. you got what it takes.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:04 PM

56. Critiques

I really, REALLY like your work. More, please.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:41 PM

57. They're Beautifull!

I love them! Each and every one of them.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:10 PM

58. Damn impressive!

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:42 PM

59. Looks like something from the Impressionist era.

Very nice!

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:35 PM

60. They are .."Beautiful.." K and R...great work..

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:55 PM

61. These are very good

I especially like the driveway with autumn leaves. It's very peaceful, with a hint of somberness. Thank you for sharing.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:34 AM

62. Your work is terrific

I especially like the one on the top right with the orange tree. The brightness of that tree lights up the entire piece. Good job!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 08:11 AM

63. I love them all! I like your style.

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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:41 PM

64. They're wonderful!

I like the abandoned buildings best. You're very talented. They aren't weird at all.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:54 AM

65. I don't think they are weird at all. These really look good.

The one set in old suburbia with the fiery tree at the end of the alley is excellent. In me, it evoked a memory of childhood, visiting my grandfather in what was then a small town.

The lamp post in autumn brings up images of Narnia, and the person standing next to it seems bound for great adventure.

The field of flowers, the ducks, the grain and the two abandoned buildings all evoke different feelings, moods.

Nope. Not weird. Rather quite good.

On a technical note, it may be good in subsequent paintings to practice some different clouds and cloud patterns. I don't know how you feel, but I can get lost in clouds because they are so beautiful. You really don't treat them much, though you do present the suggestion of impending storm in the painting with eight trees, and lay out some convincing winter cloud patterns in the frozen lake. I suppose I like your treatment of the sky best in the sixteen ducks. In fact that is a beautiful painting.

Gray sky is ok many times, because it evokes a certain mood, depending on the subject of the painting, but none of these seem to capture the true majesty of clouds.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:32 AM

67. ...particularly enjoy the alleyway.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #67)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:32 PM

68. Thanks! But if you want to see some really good paintings of alleys,

check out my neighbor's stuff: https://100alleys.blogspot.com/ One of his paintings is of the same alley as mine but from another direction. And it's way better. I got the idea from him, though.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #68)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:19 PM

69. Wow again!

Those alleys are very well done

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:32 PM

70. Velveteen, your rhythm and control is impeccable.

You have a lovely and strong style.

Iím kind of a nut for the textured edge between digital and analog qualities in musical or visual works. That your pieces are painted adds a preciousness, yet manages to jog that sense of control vs. natural edge that I like so much. The piece with silhouetted trees against a winter sky at dawn (is that dawn light?) especially gets at this, but I see it in the rhythm of your other works.

Iím curious about the scale of your pieces?

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Response to Mersky (Reply #70)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:20 PM

71. Thank you so much for your kind remarks!

They are not very big, mostly about 10" x 14," I think the largest is about 14" x 20." Someday I want to try something a good deal larger.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #71)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:36 PM

72. Those are good sizes.

Small or big, doesnít matter... just helps me imagine them as being in-person. The impact of them persists.

I double-dog dare you to scale up and/or down just to challenge you beyond your level of clear mastery in your style (and to nudge you if thatís really what you want to do!).

I look forward to seeing more of your work and am bookmarking to revisit from time to time.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:11 PM

73. I like the corn field

The trees by the river, the snowy forest, and the old town.

But they are all quite good. I wish I could paint.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 11:53 PM

74. Beautiful work!

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:33 PM

75. All are wonderful! I can barely paint a room

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:51 PM

76. very good work

I love the limited use of colors in the last two paintings. a lot of detail with limited colors.

numbers 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10 are very evocative.

I love the orange tree and fallen leaves and the way the houses are peeking through the trees. that one is especially colorful.

thanks for sharing your artwork. it can be scary right?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:03 PM

77. OMG, are you kidding? YOU painted these?

I want the black and white one of the buildings on the street

FANTASTIC

AND the one looking down the alley between the two houses

I LOVE THESE

Are you selling?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #77)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:10 PM

78. It never even occurred to me to try to sell them.

They're framed and hanging in my home where nobody can see them but me; I never thought they were good enough to try to sell. Feel free to print a copy if you want, though - I'm flattered! If you want to see some really good paintings of alleys, check out my neighbor's stuff, https://100alleys.blogspot.com/, some of which are for sale, here: http://www.johnsauer.com/original-art-for-sale/

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:26 PM

79. Wow!

These are amazing. Great composotion and color. I wish I had money, because I'd buy some. I love the geese. I really love the one of the alleyway between houses. It is so goddamn comforting.

I echo comments above that suggest working from live landscapes (when it's warm! I wouldn't want to be out in the cold either ) to bring some extra depth and to play with more clouds. Depending on where you live, the Spring and Summer feature some gloripus cloud formations that would be fun to play with.

These are brilliant and I hope you are feeling proud. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:38 PM

80. Very nice! nt

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:25 PM

81. Beautiful

Can I buy one ?

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Response to gsbbrockton (Reply #81)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 07:18 PM

82. Thanks, but they're just art class projects that I never thought of selling -

I need to keep them around to measure my progress, such as it is. I do appreciate the offer, though!!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:31 AM

83. beautiful!!!!!

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