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The Carp Pond

Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:04 pm

This is the last painting in a series of five. It's painted from some photos I took in the autumn, mainly because the colours were so striking. I've enjoyed tackling this subject and might paint one more if the snow falls with reckless abandon.

Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cms.
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Re: The Carp Pond

Post by Macavity » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 am

I've enjoyed the series JJ. Like the definition in the foreground and the addition of the two birds in flight (or coming to land).

Those swimming on the water are distracting my eye and the symmetry there feels regimental.

Gorgeous blue transition in the foreground.

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Re: The Carp Pond

Post by NotQuiteSure » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 pm

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Hi JJ,

agree with mac about the symmetry, and while I really like the
reflections in the water of the two ducks in flight, their placement
(in line with two trees) is very distracting. As is the group of three
(left of centre) and the first bank of four clouds that echoes the
tree-tops.
The tree in the top left looks very similar to the one in the same
place in Angling for Clouds.

All that said, the bottom third, with the ripples and reflections
and the light on the reeds is gorgeous.

Regards, Not.

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Re: The Carp Pond

Post by JJWilliamson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:55 am

Thanks again, mac, for taking the time to look and comment. Always appreciate the feedback.
Macavity wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 am
I've enjoyed the series JJ. Like the definition in the foreground and the addition of the two birds in flight (or coming to land).

Those swimming on the water are distracting my eye and the symmetry there feels regimental. ...Ah, I'll drop another bird or two into the gathering, today sometime, to break the symmetry.

Gorgeous blue transition in the foreground. ...Delighted it's working.

cheers

mac
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Thanks, Not, for sharing your thoughts and impressions. Much appreciated.
NotQuiteSure wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 pm
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Hi JJ,

agree with mac about the symmetry, and while I really like the
reflections in the water of the two ducks in flight, their placement ...yes, they are critical, acting as the focal point for this painting
(in line with two trees) is very distracting. As is the group of three
(left of centre) and the first bank of four clouds that echoes the ...I'm looking for more life in this one and still might add a bird or two to the Angling for Clouds painting. Every time I walk round these ponds I'm struck by the plethora of mallards, coots and gulls frequenting the place. Ducks! More ducks. That's the way forward. :)
tree-tops. ...That's interesting and something to look at.
The tree in the top left looks very similar to the one in the same
place in Angling for Clouds. ...The Angling for Clouds pond is directly behind the viewer. This is the same pond as "The Perch Pond". They're all next to each other, separated by narrow paths. They are very similar, yet different.

All that said, the bottom third, with the ripples and reflections
and the light on the reeds is gorgeous. ...Cheers.

Regards, Not.

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Good to hear from you, Not

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