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Monday, March 11, 2013

Woodland Falls - original acrylic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Painter Pat Koscienski

"Woodland Falls"
14" x 11"
Acrylic

This painting is done from the same photo I used in "Forest's Secret Beauty".  This, however, was done with brushes, much larger than I usually use, whereas "Forest's Secret Beauty" was done with a palette knife.  As you can see, I try to make a painting "mine" no matter how often I paint it.  I don't worry about painting each stone or spray of water where the photo shows it.  Composition, color, and texture is what I strive for.  I feel there is more energy in this painting than "Forest's Secret Beauty", maybe because of the looseness.  However, "Forest's Secret Beauty" shows more texture.  Which look do you prefer?

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4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful painting, Pat! I think of the two, I prefer the last piece slightly more. I think it has more richness of depth to it but of course, what do I know?? LOL

hmuxo said...

I love the two paintings, Pat but I truly love "Forest's Secret Beauty" the palette knife adds so much texture to the water. You do very well using the knife. I'm still trying but failed a few times BUT I won't give up!!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Sherry. Your comments are always welcomed and valued. You have a good eye and I appreciate that.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Hilda. Keep trying. Not every painting seems to be meant for the knife. However, when it is, you will be tickled.