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Glade with Stream by keight Glade with Stream by keight
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Painted while trying to understand how to paint somewhat believable landscapes. This version completes the landscape by adding all the stuff that would have obscured the card text.

Very large thanks to all of the photographers here on dA, and elsewhere, who have posted shots of meadows and light woods with creeks and streams taken on sunny days. If that trickle of water looks anywhere correct it is thanks to you.

22-04-2012: Changed the title of the piece.

Print #1 of 2 SOLD.
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dugbuddy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like this.
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thank you. This was the background for a "Thank You" card I sent out to folks early this year.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you depict grass and foliage. it's always been very difficult for me. it's very realistic looking.
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you very much. I've been studying James Gurney's Color and Light, as well as trying out a couple of brushes ~navate and
~leventep recommended for suggesting grasses and leafy foliage. I also used ~leventep's method of basing the colors in the image from a photograph that has very little in common otherwise with the final painting.
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ftourini Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking very nice and peaceful scenery Keight!:love: I love how you used mostly green tones but managed to keep it vibrant and interesting to look at despite the rather limited color pallet.:D
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you very much, Irene. The limited palette was part of the challenge. :D
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wallace Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Nice work, katherine:) you can feel the sunlight in this painting and you have achieved the edpth of field well...the grass in the foreground could use just a bit more touch up:) well done
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keight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thank you very much, Vincent, glad to know I'm getting there. As soon as you mentioned the foreground grass; I facepalmed and realized, yeah, grass blades and stalks larger and slightly out of focus. Seriously, thank you for that reminder.
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Laurazee Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty. Idyllic and relaxing to look at. Good job.
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keight Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you very much, Laura.
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