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Grotto Falls in Gatlinburg TN

by msonya , July 15, 2010—03:16 PM

Topics: Honor, Mary Sonya Conti, Nightfall, blue, challenges, contemporary, expressionism, fog, smoky mountains, water, waterfall

Before posting in my gallery and here at the ArtID site have for some time "previewed" the work to get honest opinions. Not all are as favorable and consider these to develop my techniques and composition for work. Of course never post the negative critiques (smile) and work hard to honor the favorable ones. Here are two comments on this work.

by Chipka on Jul 12, 2010 5:14:59 pm [homepage]

This is quite marvelous! I love the textured blue above the waterfall. I've just seen the repost of this piece and I have to say that I like both posts for differing reasons. This is quite sensitive, as is it's companion post (and others I've seen thumbnails to but have not yet commented on.) Your style is quite fascinating to me, especially since I know nothing of painting--whether it's oil, acrylic, or watercolor painting. I've dabbled here and there with acrylics, but I've produced nothing of consequence. I do love it though, but I am more of a photographer and writer I guess. Oh well...At any rate, I love the visual representation of the work you've put into this. There's a feeling of layers (like reality itself) where things are hidden and half-hidden by veils and whispers of other things, including light qualities. I love that you've captured that so keenly in this. It's quite a marvelous piece of work and I'm glad I've discovered your gallery!

y anahata.c on Jun 22, 2010 4:50:55 am [homepage]

I saw this on the artistchallenge site, and it's as vivid as I thought it would be. I knew it would be, because I know your work by now, and I knew, when I saw your jpg here, that the original must be brimming with inner & outer hues. (The copy here is more bleached & doesn't do as much justice to the piece. I hope people will see it, it's beautiful.) Your work in fluid acrylics is lush and very pulsing. It has life pouring through it. Your blues are often luminousl and your greens here are alive too, as are your white highlights. You use the brush very actively, almost as if you were painting with oils. Could you post the same jpg as you have on the artistchallenge site? Only to get the more vivid hues...It is like a dream. Beautiful work. Good luck with it & with all your other projects, of which I know you have many. You're a wholly natural talent, on all accounts. Happy Summer Solstice!

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