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  • The palette and use of textures are really appealing in this. I particularly like the trees and the vegetation on the left off-setting the houses, which aren't half bad! the barn type building at the bottom is gorgeous; sky wash - great. I look forward to more of these!

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Fri 03 Jan 18:07:37
  • Superb, Fiona. The sky is great and I love that tree on the right behind the buildings. Overall, it's a lovely palette. Great fence, too! I know what you mean about the broken lines; they look fine and add to the texture. Each time I look at this picture I find something new to admire. x

    Posted by Lionel Simister on Fri 03 Jan 19:08:44
  • This is so nice Fiona. I like the perspective and muted colours. Great start to 2014!

    Posted by Frank Bingley on Fri 03 Jan 19:34:51
  • great show Fiona ,, using a higher eye line and higher left side has come off very well lets have some more.

    Posted by Alan Owen on Fri 03 Jan 19:43:58
  • So simply stated - with a good palette that works so well.

    Posted by Michael Edwards. on Fri 03 Jan 20:08:33
  • A very confident painting Fiona, love the colours, especially the sky!

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Fri 03 Jan 20:09:41
  • Gudrun thank you for your comment, I really wasn't sure about the palette, I don't usually use P. grey very much but thought it might look okay with B. sienna.....especially in the sky. The vegitation on the left was mainly a mix of P grey, R. sienna and B. umber in various washes.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 03 Jan 20:20:14
  • Lionel, thank you. You don't think it's too grey??!!! Thanks Frank, really appreciate your comment, glad you like it. What next Alan? Nothing too complicated hopefully.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 03 Jan 20:29:40
  • Many thanks Michael, Carole your comments will make me consider using the same palette again.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 03 Jan 20:32:18
  • An attractive painting looks like a scene from some time in the past. I like the colours and way you have painted it.

    Posted by Helen Jones on Fri 03 Jan 20:58:32