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Thanks Robert and Alan ! Look forward to your comments later. Regards John. 
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Thanks Denise & Linda, I will keep showing this one as it progresses. Thanks too Alan. As you say a complex subject but hopefully helps with the painting, but as you rightly comment, it will take some time.
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Looks like you’ve got a few hours work ahead of you here! Complicated subject but with so much drawing it should make it easier.
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You’ve divided it into sections, which have all gelled together well in this instance. It’s a tricky one with so many greens! A pleasing pastoral landscape nonetheless so well done. The tonal values are a bit similar throughout to be critical, you could afford to go very dark on the foreground trees and a few of the intermediate ones also - a more comprehensive range of greens would help, more Blueish in the distance perhaps! There’s some good colour examples available on mixing greens, the range of colour combinations is vast.
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This is exciting.  I’m looking forward to the next stage.
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Think fast! :-)
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My eye starts at the foreground and goes to the horizon so you’ve got some perspective there. To go on a bit further in your next painting, perhaps introduce some other colours  - complementaries eg pinks or reds in this case. Well done, though, Jan, it’s great to complete a painting!
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I’ve finally had some time to complete the painting. Thanks for your comments & advice
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Yes, I must confess to not looking at it John, once it’s in the correct orientation I’ll give it some thought! Looks an interesting subject…
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The detail is just fantastic. It will be interesting watching it develop.
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This is probably the most complex drawing I have ever done, and I'm not kidding. Lost track of how much time has gone into this one. Love it as there's lots going on in this view.  The trolley has just been pushed out from the carbarn (depot) and the old chap standing nearby with the big heavy gloves on has been helping in this. I am trying to imagine his thoughts of going home at the end of his day. The motorman is preparing for his first trip by changing the destination blind, whilst smoking a cigar. The stairs on the right lead up to the overhead railway that runs the length of Broadway and you can see a crewman standing part way up watching the proceedings.  The chap walking past the trolley on his way to where? To get his car?  The 3 tracks on the roadway are 2 rails for the trolley to run on and the middle conduit is for collecting the electric current which powers the trolley as the overhead doesn't run under the railway above. I cannot wait to start painting this. Going to be watercolours. Drawn on Hahnemuhle 200lb watercolour paper. 
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One of the greatest Russian painters.  I'll give it a think....
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You need some basic photo editing software  - if it's skew-whiff when you post the picture, that's how it'll stay: it can't be altered on here, but the picture can be saved, put the right way up, and re-posted: which I can't do for the minute, but will later if that's OK with you and if someone hasn't already done it by the time I come back from my weekly shopping.  I'm not keen on viewing your painting like this, because I have to avoid certain movements with my neck, or it clicks horribly and hurts.  The joys of ageing are almost endless...........
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Got to admit - I've never had a problem with Naples Yellow, but I don't risk it anymore.  I would, if I could afford the real thing, but it's very expensive nowadays and very hard to get hold of.  We should be OK with the 'hue' pigment if we avoid using it in base layers.  
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I am selling the following book from my collection: Isaak Levitan - Lyrical Landscape, hardcover, 157 pages - note: this book is out of print with the publisher and very rare. The book is unread and in perfect condition. This third, expanded edition is further enhanced by new images and extra chapters about his portraits, still lifes and cityscapes; it also discusses his working methods and assesses the influence of his output on later artists. Asking price is 60 GBP. I ship worldwide with DHL!  
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