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Springtime in Rousillon, France by fredasurgenor Springtime in Rousillon, France by fredasurgenor
This painting is acrylic on stretched canvas, image size: 59 x 81cm

Thank you all so much for the kind comments, faves and watches, I really appreciate these.

Freda's website:
[link]

I belong to Oatley 101 Society of Artists: [link]

And the Royal Art Society of New South Wales
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blacktimothy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Wow! This looks so real, amazing! :)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
...............and thanks for the Watch
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and for the :+fav: most appreciated.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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milbisous Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Execellent depiction of the scene. The atmosphere is exactly like in Eastern Europe where I was travelling just ten days ago
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. Yes, a lot of the European towns have heaps of lovely atmosphere.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Freda this is a well executed painting for sure. It's tones match the ones in others Spring in the Tuscan Hills, Italy, Morning teatime, and Stopping for coffee. I like the perspectives and all of the different textures very much, what it seems to be lacking to me is some bright lighting in spots, it seems a bit flat to me. I know this could be a result of the photo of the painting, but still I just want to go into it and add brightness to some areas. The lamp post as an example has slight highlighting in the center of the lamp but nothing much down the supporting shaft of it. Where you have highlighted the lighting on the Restaurant sign I think is perfect, as well as the blue window coverings on the right building. I think it needs more dramatic lighting a bit even in the flowers. Just a thought. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the help Warren, I do have this weak spot when it comes particularly to foliage.

And I am inclined to agree about the green lamp.....I did have some thoughts about it, similar to yours, but dismissed them.

So........I have worked some more on the foliage and flowers and put a highlight down the edge of the lamp. Plus I have darkened slightly the inner buildings that have shadow on them, where the girl is walking.
I have it in my stash for your perusal: [link]

Please let me know what you think now.
cheers
Freda
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure Freda. I looked at the two versions side by side and I think the new one is a significant improvement. It is so much more lively and range between the contrasts are greater, giving it overall more depth.

What do you think of the changes?
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a lot happier with it too, Warren.
I showed it to Dave......he couldn't see the difference until I showed him them, side by side as photos, like you, he then saw them one after the other, I went back and forth, showing him tiny sections at a time......he was amazed that he hadn't seen the differences and then when he looked at the actual painting, said it looked a lot better, with greater depth.

Whew! there is so much to learn........but that's all the fun, isn't it?

Thank you so much for the help, it's good to have someone honest......even if you are on the other side of the world!!!!
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