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Durand Memory Doodle

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This is a memory doodle of Asher Durand's "In the Woods".

I looked at his work for 20 minutes, and painted for 4 hours.
Liquitex Professional HB Acrylic on 5"x7" stretched canvas.

Thanks for looking! I think I continue to improve in this medium and particular exercise, although the colors are way off here.
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MarinCristina's avatar
This is an amazing painting, I'd never call it a doodle :D I actually love the colours here, they make the forest look alive, like on a warm sunny day :love:
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I did it in a day, and it was an exercise, not a final painting. Thanks though! Doodles count too! Doodles are awesome.
MarinCristina's avatar
They are :nod: I wish my doodles were this well done :love:
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valeka's avatar
Beautiful!
Great colors!
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nessanumen's avatar
well done! :clap:
the original looks more in decay and yours looks fresh and inviting but really, really well done :clap:
mynti's avatar
I seemed to liven up the place, as it were. I tell you I am an eternal optimist. :D

Really, my memory is poor. :giggle:
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Octopus-child's avatar
This is absolutely lovely, and it's amazing that you did it from memory! You say that you got the colours wrong, but they feel so...right; they give the painting a really warm spring/summery feel, which I think suits it really well (:
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Thank you! I guess I painted it how I thought it should look, or how my mind made it up to be, instead of how it really was. It's fun (and hard) to do these.
Octopus-child's avatar
You're welcome! I guess that way the painting is more personal. I would think that they'd be really fun and challenging at the same time (:
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That's exactly it!
nathie's avatar
That is so beautiful! I want to paint a forest scene now again! So inspiring! :)
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Did you paint one? :love:
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Not yet, I´m having a summer break for the renn faires. :)
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Oh my god! You should dress up as a renn artist and paint there! That would be awesome. I would do it if I could get out of work! I'm sure people would flock to you to watch.
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Haha, maybe! But then, I am in a sword fight group, it is my hobby and after a proper fight the hands are shaking for a good while. Would make something like van Gogh. :)
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I would love to see your painty van gogh foresty painting... poke me when you finish it!
NinjArt1st's avatar
Oh you are getting better at this memory thing, hehe, i think this one is much better than the previous one. congrats!
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