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.
australian landscape acrylic gary fernandez
Stunning painting, Gary !So colouful and realistic !
Thank you George for your praise and taking the time to leave it.
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.
Featured Work- May 14th, 2011
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Thankyou Mary for featuring my painting in your group.
fabulous work! well done :-)))
Thanks again Judy.
Excellent work! I thought it was a photo at first!!
Thanks Tash for your lovely comment and thinking it was a photo. Job done !!
Fabulous painting. Love the trees, so perfect.
Many thanks for your lovely comment.
Congratulations on your feature Gary. I love your work!
Thank you for those kind words Beatrice.
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.
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.
A great buzz to be featured in your group, thanks very much.
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