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Autumn Bridge by jonesbf Autumn Bridge by jonesbf
18" x 24" Acrylics on canvas.

I've wanted to do a fall scene with rich colors like this for a while. I started one before, but it didn't come out like I'd hoped. This is my second attempt. I hope you enjoy it.

Please follow my work on Facebook: [link]
and on my blog:
[link]

Thank you!
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SetoEevee7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Very beautiful! I love the shine on the stream and how you colored the grass and just everything is beautiful! :D
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JamesKnoke Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! THat's really nice!
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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JamesKnoke Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome.
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I love the colors!!
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :) You do some pretty impressive work yourself!

If you have an account you can follow my work on my Facebook page too: [link]
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :) And thank you for the kind words. :)
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caligoira Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work!:)
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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BlueWolf007 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
The intense blue and the rich red in this one image gives me the impression that you are quite skilled in using contrary colors to help compliment one another in a interesting and graceful combination.

Lovely painting, Hun.
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. That was the desired goal. The fall colours make for an excellent opportunity to play with compliments.
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BlueWolf007 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Agreed. You certainly have that technique pegged! ^-^
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DeathByAnArrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you do for the atmospheric look in the background? The paint looks almost like watercolour; is that it or is it just a very well executed desaturation of the paint colour?

Splendid painting indeed :)
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
First, thank you. The background is acrylic like the rest. I first wet the entire sky, then covered it in white. While it was still wet I added blues, purples and browns to the top portion and yellows and reds to the bottom, then blended them all together. If you visit my Facebook page: [link] you can see photos of my work in progress.
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DeathByAnArrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that sounds incredibly... doable, or atleast attemptable for me. I will certainly keep this in mind the next time I paint a landscape!

Thank you for the tip ^^ Also, your facebook gallery is amazing. I like how you just seem to be able to add in things, yet still make them fit well (as opposed to it looking like you painted over everything several times.

If I may ask as well, how would you suggest someone tackle painting a tree? Your trees are lovely, and are essentially what I try to aim for when I've painted in the past. But to no avail.
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)

Trees... They aren't terribly hard. Paint a basic trunk (just the lower part) with a really dark, almost black brown color. Then you need is a good flat hog hair bristle brush. A number six, eight or ten works well depending on how large your tree is. You won't need all the limbs on a leafy tree. For fall leaves: Start with a very dark red/brown base color with maybe a little purple in it to make it darker. Get paint on the brush and then dab it bristles first into your palette to get the bristles to spread out some. Then use the now fuzzy tip of the brush to dab on the basic shapes of the leave clumps you want. Next add some red and orange to that original mixture. You'll start highlighting from whatever direction the sun in your work is shining. Add more red and orange, highlight again. To do the final highlight you'll let it dry good and then highlight (very lightly) the edge in pure red. You can go back in and add a few supporting limbs at this point. Good luck with it! Try it and post your results. Make sure you use a relatively thick paint for this. Oils or acrylics work good for this technique.
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty!
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
:) this is really beautiful... very nicely done! :+fav:
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
it's my pleasure! :)
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drumercoka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
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jonesbf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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drumercoka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome :)
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