Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yosemite Landscape

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Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.

Here's my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. It's the Half Dome along with the Mercer River in Yosemite National Park. The reference photo was graciously supplied by Marianne. Thank you Marianne.

All the way through this one I kept reminding myself: don't over mix the paint.... load the tip of the paint brush...apply it in one or two strokes then leave it alone. Had no idea I could be so danged bossy! I'm startin' to get on my nerves...Heh, heh.


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  1. Well, Dean...if you're your own boss, your employee is sure doing a great job!!! Give him a raise, cause this is really nice. The depth perception is just right and the water seems photo realistic. 4 and 7/8 stars!!

  2. This is so good Dean! Love the way you used the thickness of the paint to make the snow cap. Great job on the water reflections too.

  3. I love the freshness of this Dean. Well done!

  4. the water is so amazing! Like glass---beautiful!

  5. Travail appliqué, je suis certaine qu'un pêcheur y verrait frétiller les poissons dans votre eau...
    Very beautiful work.
    Best regards.

  6. The contrasts between the mountain and the water are beautiful Dean. And I think I could all use a boss like you sometimes if this is the result!

  7. That inner voice sure led you well, Dean. This is magnificently beautiful!

  8. This is just great!
    I love the texture, depth and colors...

  9. nice work,the reflaction in the river. great ! ben

  10. Hi again Dean!.... never disappointed when I travel back for a visual tour of "The Den"!

    This landscape has marvelous colour... texture... mood... atmosphere and serenity.... typically "Deano"!

    Glad to continue to read the spiritual "attachment" as well my Friend!

    "Let your light so shine before your fellow men..." "You well know and practise the rest!

    Shine on!... "You" in your small corner.... and "I" in mine!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards Dean!

  11. This is one gem of a painting, Dean. It has great depth. Well done.

  12. really nice Dean. It is such a gorgeous area just too many people there.
    Face to face has got to be one of my favorites that I have seen from you. great job.

  13. The areal perspective is excellent. Although the mountain is a warm color, it still appears in the distance. The water is very well rendered too.

  14. Good thing ya listened to yourself Dean. This turned out great.

  15. Beautiful!. Amazing job with a reflection in the water.


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