Under an azure blue sky. by Gary Fernandez

An acrylic painting on a canvas board, 50×60cm, of the rich and vibrant colours of an Australian landscape. Painted over 10 years ago, the details have been forgotten but I think the setting is in Western Australia.

I am a self taught coloured pencil artist residing in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My passion at the moment is human portraiture, especially celebrities, as due to their high profile nature the margin for error is minute and an intriguing challenge. I also do commissions, both human and non-human, when the occasion arises. Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to leave any comments, good or bad, and I will certainly respond.

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    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning painting, Gary !
    So colouful and realistic !

  • Thank you George for your praise and taking the time to leave it.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 4 years ago

    You get such amazing detail in your paintings Gary, and these colours are just so ‘Aussie’! Beautiful work.

  • Sometimes that attention to detail is a curse as I never know when to stop. Thanks so much for your comment Lynda, always appreciated and always highly valued.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Featured Work- May 14th, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thankyou Mary for featuring my painting in your group.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • judyjones
    judyjonesalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous work! well done :-)))

  • Thanks again Judy.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work! I thought it was a photo at first!!

  • Thanks Tash for your lovely comment and thinking it was a photo. Job done !!

    – Gary Fernandez

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous painting. Love the trees, so perfect.

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature Gary. I love your work!

  • Thank you for those kind words Beatrice.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Gregory Pastoll
    Gregory Pastollalmost 4 years ago

    Gary, this looks great. Nice harmony among the colours and well-composed. I especially like the blue of the lake. This is no criticism, but may I offer a suggestion: A slight detraction from the overall compositional balance occurs on account of that shadowy foliage and the tree canopy to the left of and behind the central sapling. If you obscure them by placing a finger in front of them, the whole painting opens up, and the two sides of the painting then speak to one another instead of running into each other in the middle.

  • Thanks very much for that very informative comment and praise Gregory. I must admit composition is not a very strong point in my art as this was copied directly from a photo, however the advice you have given makes a lot of sense and I can see how the overall image would improve. Thanks again.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Gregory Pastoll
    Gregory Pastollalmost 4 years ago

    Hi Gary, pleased that what I had to say did not seem critical. I used to paint outdoors often, and never used photos. (I do nowadays, use photos for reference when painting compositions from my own imagination.) When faced with deciding what to put into a painting (because one cannot put everything in, for the sake of time) eventually one learns what sort of elements are best left out. I found that often a painting could be improved by leaving something out, without necessarily adding anything. Nature provides the beauty, but we have to interpret that beauty by taking charge of the composition. It is a good plan to make a quick compositional sketch on the spot on the occasion when you take the photo. I want to add that your treatment of foliage is excellent. I read what you said about being hooked into detail and not knowing when to stop. You do it so well there’s no reason to stop.

  • roza50
    roza50almost 4 years ago

  • A great buzz to be featured in your group, thanks very much.

    – Gary Fernandez

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