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December 29, 2020
Rustic Spring by DouglasCastleman
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Rustic Spring

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8" x 10" oil on canvas panel painting.
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© 2020 - 2021 DouglasCastleman
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NCool003's avatar
Sir, can I use this painting for a video of a song of mine ? I'm not gonna profit
DouglasCastleman's avatar

Sure, and if you put the song and video out, please let me get a link. BTW, I have MANY other paintings similar to this one, and many of those I personally consider better, so feel free to choose another, if you want.

NCool003's avatar
Thanks man, I really appreciate this. I'm gonna check your gallery now
DMSalesman's avatar

Good day to you! I'm here to deliver a critique in occasion of Critmas - even if something tells me you don't exactly need one, do you? Still - let's get down to it.


Now then - I saw you got a Daily Deviation, did you not? Quite well-deserved, too.

In case you don't know, a DD is an award given to a piece which has been noticed and which impressed a Community Volunteer.


As for the painting itself - your palette is splendid, and the transitions between a tint and the other are flawless.

As an aside, though - you mentioned this painting's subject being a spring day, but the amount of yellow you put on the canvas really says "early summer" to me, for some reason.


I also appreciated the contrast introduced by the two darker trees near the foreground, which do an excellent job at balancing what could otherwise be a piece with too light a palette. Well thought.


By the way - the slight fog over the horizon helps cementing the sense of depth in your work, which is also evident when looking at the fields.


All things considered, this is a piece which betrays an impressive amount of skill - which also means I should nitpick more than I usually do.

In fact, I happened to notice that your clouds are similar to a single whitish area, rather than being, say, isolated clusters. In a way, the end result feels slightly less detailed than the rest of the artwork.


Aside from a wrinkle that might not even be there, this piece is majestic in its semplicity - plus, a non-intrusive signature and a fitting title complete it perfectly.


Keep up the great job - and no pressure at all!


This critique brought to you by We Three Pirate Kings, Merry Critmas!

DouglasCastleman's avatar

Thanks for the critique! Probably the most I've ever gotten from anyone before (online). Could be a summer day, sure, but the flowers made it seem more spring to me. The sky is just a soft clearing fog sort of thing, certainly didn't want any real detail there. I really appreciate your kind words and Happy New Year to you.

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I'm glad you appreciated the feedback - and you can always follow the link to Critmas itself and open your gallery to us in case you want more commentary.


And now you understand what I meant when I said "a wrinkle that might not even be there", heh. Truly outstanding.


A Happy New Year to you - or a better one, at the very least.

Narked's avatar

Most Excellent Doug, reminds me of the Texas outback in the spring!When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon)

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Narked's avatar

No problemo, good stuff!Pinkie Pie Bouncing

cogwurx's avatar

Beautiful work!!

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davincipoppalag's avatar

Hey!! Congrats on the DD Doug!

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Thanks, David...but, honestly, I don't even know what that is. BTW, I have no idea why this little painting has about 175,000 views...when most of my stuff tops off at no more than 1000, if that.

davincipoppalag's avatar

People have more time to browse the front page where the new stuff appears and they like it... someone suggested that it be featured as particularly outstanding work to award it a Daily Deviation designation.. sort of like a Best of the Day kind of thing.;. its an honor

DouglasCastleman's avatar

Ok, thanks, it is nice to get the DD award then!

davincipoppalag's avatar

Absolutely.. and well-deserved

carocaal's avatar

i like your impressionist style!

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Anastasia122's avatar

Hello, just being around to enjoy this pretty work. Love it,

DouglasCastleman's avatar

Thank you very much.

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LindArtz's avatar

Beautiful! :clap: !!!

FOR MY PERSONEL USE ONLY
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