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    recent paintings

    Some recent work. I have a lot more to show but it needs to get photographed. Comments and crits welcome.


    "Snowy Sunset"
    6 x 9"

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    "A Rocky Stream"
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    "Sunset on the Marshland"
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    Danny Robbins

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    These are great! I love how you did the long grass in the 3rd painting.

    I also like the warmth peeking over the trees in the 1st one.

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    Beautiful paintings. I'm partial to the first one, largely because I'm a sucker for snow landscapes.

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    Great work man!

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    These are really nice Danny. Love the third one especially.

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    beautiful paintings, not much to crit.
    only thing that strikes me as a bit 'unpolished' is the brown grass in the foreground of the last one.. Considering it is so much closer to the camera than the rest it could use a bit more attention in my mind.

    other than that - fantastic work! get the others photographed soon, man...

    Just out of interest - were these done a plain air or did you do these in your studio from reference?

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    Beautiful. 'Sunset on the Marshland' is spectacular.

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    Beautiful pieces dude

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    Lovely. Just lovely. My only crit is, that the sky in the last one looks a bit like a flat plane.

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    Awsome! More plz!

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    beatiful works sir!the last one is just breathtaking..such an amazing atmosphere!
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    Atmospheric feel is great in all of these, but especially number one. I just feel the cold slowly creeping back after a sunny day in the winterwoods, and its getting dark fast so I'll need to hurry back home...
    Very nice job. Are these oils?

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    Lovely paintings as always Danny, but the last (3rd) one is just a bit extra special, particularly with that motor boat catching the dying sunlight - like a wounded angel.

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    Wow, absolutely beautiful work. Such great color and light!

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    These are beautiful paintings, thanks for sharing.

    I love the saturated edge of the trees in the first one - "Snowy Sunset", and how you've kept the snow so cool in comparison. In the second one - "A Rocky Stream", I don't think you've quite captured the brightness of direct sunlight on the rocks (if that's what you were going for). I think the sky may be a bit too busy for my tastes in the third one - "Sunset on the Marshland", as it competes with the lovely warmth of the grass. I love the way you've painted the grass in the third one, from the boldness of the foreground clumps to the top layer of the golden midground mass.

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    Love the works Daniel saw them on your blog and meant to comment . All three of these really move me. Well done, thanks for sharing.

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    verrry nice danny. i echo all of the above comments...if i were to make any observation, it would be similar to the last one i left..i look at these and see beautifully handled visual problem solving..your colors, the compositions are top notch...what i'm missing is the "you" in these....if that makes sense... its all good, you're still young and figuring it out (scary as that is), but think about narrative more. these are all pretty standard as far as subject matter goes...the type of stuff old folks want on their walls. not that theres anything wrong with that, you will sell paintings, but i think you're missing the opportunity to put more of yourself in them..not literally of course, and im not saying put a space marine battle in the middle or anything, but there are lots of little things an artist can do with composition, color, edges, and of course subject matter that make art distinctive to its creator.

    from a fine art perspective, one young artist that comes to mind who i think really captures what im talking about is hollis dunlap. his work is beautiful, moving, accurate, yet still distinctly his. im not saying "be more like him" but more, be more like you.

    just something to think about...you're a really good artist, and you have the makings to be a tryuly great one. use all the tools man. we're all keeping an eye on you.

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    All of your work goes straight into my inspiration folder now. You have captured light and colour perfectly in these, with the second and third being my favourites here. Can't wait to see more!

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    freakin stellar, especially the 3rd!

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    These are very good, the compositions could be stronger (Focal points). I disagree about putting "you" in images, that is a given. Keep Fighting!




    *EDIT*
    I also think the shadows of the trees in the background of the last one look too cool and could have been left brown instead of blue, this is a common mistake making shadows within trees blue (and cooling shadows in general) cast shadows tend to be cooler but if over done can ruin form. This may lead to an artificial look which is kind of the feeling I get with these although the drawing is ex c lent!

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    Very nice paintings, look forward to more of your paintings.

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    All of these paintings have a great sense of lighting, especially the last one

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    Thanks for the comments.

    lewiston - the top 2 were done en plein air and finished in the studio. The last painting was done in the studio from a smaller plein air piece and a photograph of the scene.

    janos - yes, these are all oil.

    puck - capturing the light on the rocks has indeed be a difficult endeavor. It wasn't the sole reason for that piece, but I do need to work on capturing that effect.

    el coro - it is interesting that you say to consider the narrative more, since one of my fellow teachers tells me to think of it less. I feel like the narrative was one of the biggest issues of the figure work I posted a year ago because it made the paintings too illustrative and limited the personal discovery of the viewer. Undoubtedly there are still narrative undertones in my work, but I think the paintings are moving in a conceptually more interesting direction. I don't agree that these are "standard" in subject matter. At first glance they may look like more conservative and pretty landscapes, but this stops once the viewer takes into account the different elements of the compositions: the snow covered suburban construction site, the quiet stream running under a graffitied bridge, and an abandoned boat in a dried up river. I don't think these paintings represent an entirely personal body of work yet, but I do think I am moving in the right direction. As you say (and as I know), I am still a young artist trying to figure things out. Also, I hope this doesn't seem like I'm attacking your critique because I do value and respect your opinion. However, sometimes these dialogues are necessary.
    I checked out Hollis's work and it is very good, though there isn't much on the internet and the guy definitely need to update his website (the "paintings" link doesn't work).

    draw - good observation about the shadows. It's one of the reasons why I am trying more to limit my use of photography. Had I done more studies on location that problem would have been avoided.


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    Fucken beautiful.

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    Nice work!

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    absolutely love the 1st and the 3rd!

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    Danny! Great! great work!!!

    I've added the link to your blog on mine if you don't mind...

    Became a great fan of yours!

    Keep up the good work!

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    Really Lovely, I believe you like the Diagonal Compositions Most, it's prevailing!
    Your brush strokes are really Quick, which's giving alot of vibrance and motion to a still plein-air piece!
    Thanks for posting, and Well done!

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    Loving the 1st and 3rd one. They all have amazing colors. Did you do these from reference or life?

    Looking forward to seeing more!

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