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  • Looks terrific, the scratching etc really adds to the foreground. Imagination rather than reference is always a more personal route to a painting, unless of course you're aiming for realism. Looking at this fine piece nowt wrong with your imagination Robert.

    Posted by andre mulard on Fri 12 Feb 15:54:13
  • Lovely picture, Robert.

    Posted by Shirley May on Fri 12 Feb 16:03:21
  • Beautiful Robert

    Posted by dennis rounding on Fri 12 Feb 16:28:34
  • all your scratching and agonizing has paid off really well Robert .As stated before by me well balanced composition, tight colour scheme, excellent tonal contrast and detail in foreground
    David Harrison

    Posted by David Harrison on Fri 12 Feb 17:12:44
  • This is lovely Robert, it was interesting to see it develop from your original version. The foreground detail you've added finishes it off nicely, and the darker sky gives it lots of atmosphere.

    Posted by Jenny Harris on Fri 12 Feb 17:55:49
  • You seem uncertain about this painting but I love it.
    The striking dark sky against the light on the mount is beautiful. More again the grass and texture to the foreground.
    Great colours Robert!

    Posted by Beatrice Cloake, N.A.P.A on Fri 12 Feb 18:00:04
  • It's turned out well after all your small additions, I also love the effect of sunlight against the dark sky.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Fri 12 Feb 18:37:24
  • You've got the contrast of light beautifully. You can see the storm brewing while standing bathed in sunlight.

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Fri 12 Feb 19:54:43
  • Thanks all - Beatrice, my comment reflected the struggle I had to pull it round, having realized I'd not given myself enough information to paint the foreground; in a way though that made it more interesting to do; there are still things I could do with it, eg extending that shadow in the middle distance across the path, given it seems to stop a bit conveniently at the path's edge - the question is whether that would actually do any more than make the painting more logical; and logicality might not have much to do with impact.... That's always the temptation, to tidy things up, tuck the sheet in hospital corners as it were - but I don't like hyper-realism and total verisimilitude in other people's paintings, so I'd like to avoid them in my own...... I'm certainly much happier with this one than I was a week ago; but - d'you know (and I bet you do) I've never been entirely certain about any painting I've ever done.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Fri 12 Feb 20:05:17
  • Love it! I love dark skies with patchy sunlit land. I really like that twiggy tree in foreground. Also love the lemon/yellow touches.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Sat 13 Feb 10:54:01