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

And the Royal Art Society of New South Wales
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:iconblacktimothy:
blacktimothy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Wow! This looks so real, amazing! :)
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:iconfredasurgenor:
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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:iconfredasurgenor:
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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:iconkach-back:
kach-back Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
There are constantly new things to learn and it is part of the fun for sure.

Here is a link to what has been keeping me busy: [link] I have adjusted the greenery to a more olive tone because I could see it was too green here. Let me know what you think of it.

It is my pleasure to help, I wouldn't be comfortable telling everyone my honest opinion but I certainly am very comfortable doing that with you. It's sure nice that you can have someone on the other side of the world that you can share your work with. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's looking beautiful, so far, I can't really give an opinion yet, as it's not finished.

But, I would like to see the green in the far distance much cooler and lighter....but maybe you were going to do that anyway......to give it depth and distance. I like the foreground greenery as is and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the rough water.
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kach-back Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I will look into that far shoreline, I think I can wash it down a bit, I didn't agree at first and then I reviewed my reference verses the painting, and you are correct there for sure. I have just colour adjusted the foreground greenery a bit, but I think the water is done I spent a lot of time on it to finish it before the foliage. I just looked at the photo I sent you and all of the details in the water are washed out in it. Once I am done some more I will take a much better reference and show that to you.
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm looking forward to it.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
reminded me of those quiant little villages/towns in Europe :love:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, Rousillon is in Provence, it's a hill town and they use the red and gold clays to build their houses.
And thanks for the :+fav: Jas
cheers
Freda
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heartinart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most beautiful paintings in dA! Wonderful!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and for the :+fav: very much appreciated.
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
The sun, I see the sun which has abandoned us here in Ireland. Great street scene, I can feel France through it.
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much...........actually, we have had the sun abandon us in Sydney.......it's been raining almost non stop, very heavy, for the past week.......Australia is a land of extremes, it's either full drought or pissing down!!!
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
It's raining all over the world! :(
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
But I've just seen our weather forecast and, true to form, it's going to clear up on Wednesday and will go back to dry for the whole of July! I hope you get some sunshine too, but then, Ireland is called Emerald, isn't it.......because as it rains so much, it stays really green?
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
YOu can be too green,that said look at the U.S. with and the horrible temperatures over there, I'll stick with damp and dreary to getting cooked every time you walk out the door!!!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, yes and yes.

But we got our first full day of sun today.........wonderful.......out went my washing, but as it's winter and the washing line is shaded, It didn't fully dry..........tomorrow it will.

I would hate to have a situation like the US, but, having said that, we can get some pretty horrible temps here too. 45C is the highest I've experienced and we were renting at the time and had no air conditioning and our daughter and her husband were out from the UK to stay and were horrified by the heat.
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I'd have been horrified too then have keeled over and died of heatstroke, the Irish aren't made for hot climates, we're all freckled and pale skinned,but a little sun lifts the spirits sometimes. Can't imagine being sad lying on the grass soaking up the sun.:)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I can imagine.........there are a lot of Irish people living in Australia......most have very fine skins which are devastated by the sun.
And today is sunny again, as it's winter I sit out in it for about half an hour and have a read.
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work.
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and for the :+fav: very much appreciated.
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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:iconjoachiml:
JoachimL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Wonderful! Great work!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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paprikaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I think this is one of my favorite of yours, very nice :)
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for the :+fav: very much appreciated.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
lovely work
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for all your very kind comments and :+fav:s really appreciated.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
you are very welcome
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how very lovely!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Dave.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome dear
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