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The Reprieve by richardcgreen The Reprieve by richardcgreen
Watercolor on 18x24" d'Arches Cold Pressed Paper
& Prismacolor Pencils
rcg
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:iconalexandraserres:
AlexandraSerres Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your art and the way you play with textures, light and shadows. The colors on this one are absolutely gorgeous
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some years ago, I became fascinated with the textural
possibilities of watercolor. One can either control the paint
completely OR let it do its thing, and control it minimally.
I went in the direction of the latter....I want my paintings
to look like paint, cuz that's what it is!

THANKS for writing to me....and for your encouraging words...
richard
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Helenarelativity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible art
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas gracias, Helena...muy amable!!
Saludos, Richard
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:iconhelenarelativity:
Helenarelativity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
De nada! Saludos
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:iconyulii:
yulii Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I just went through your gallery :)./ Your work is amazing. Love this one!!!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! THANKS for the FAVE. Some of my painting I take a year-later
look at, and ask myself: HOW did I DO THAT? Do you ever do that?

richard
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ax010tl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And cling film? Way cool! ax
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cling film I have tried ~ without a result that
I liked. Probably I need to keep working with it...
but it's the stickiness that I can't quite figure out,
although it doesn't really stick that well to w/c paper.
As I recall.

Hey! Thanks a lot!
dick g
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DrowsyDoormouse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful! The colors are perfect and I love all of the abstraction and experimentation you did! It looks like you put some plastic wrap on there while the paint was drying - that's one of my favorite things to do :D
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right on! Plastic wrap rules...and there
are many kinds and thicknesses! THANKS for
all your lovely comments.

dick g
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
This has a different flavor for me

I smell spearmint taste lemons and feel warm and save
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've hit on a great, descriptive word:
Spearmint. That says it all!

THANKS dg
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional
I am glad you think so
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
nice work
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
dg
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
very welcome richard
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
man this is beautiful.
do you create a textural layer to begin with, and then let the spontaneity dictate where you go from there?
that's something i've attempted before but am too lazy to try again. heh.

this is fantastic.
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Might be best if you look at my home page, at the grouping
of four stages of a piece.(Upper Left) This grouping is called
How to spot an Alien, etc etc That pretty much shows you
how I work: Intuitively, NO PLANNING, just let the picture tell
ME where to go and what to do next. Same way with The Reprieve.
Just start pouring paint, and let it do itself. Also, maybe you
could find a good beginner book on Zen. It might help let go a bit.
Who knows...it's all so..intuitive. And besides: WHO the heck can
plan anything these days? Ya know?

Love your comments,
dick g
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Liloux-illustration Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so impressed! Your paintings are very expressiv and poetic, i love how you use colors! It's a bit like stepping into a fantasy world, a world that is very close to my imagination and you get to save on paper!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS for the most lovely of words...WOW.
Your WATCH and FAVES etc. are deeply appreciated.
Have fun on dA!!!!

Sincerely: dick g
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marlene-oconnor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   General Artist
Nice! It feels free- form and substantial, both.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Marlene! Your analysis pretty much nails it.
I let the color drift freely, then add other colors and then
STOP. And look where I think it's going. They don't really
do themselves, but kind of. That's the way I like to paint.
No drawings. No planning. Thanks for writing!

dick g
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Feature time [link]
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:iconzokiart555:
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great! :)
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AGain, Zoki: THANKS!
dick g
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:iconzokiart555:
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Always my pleasure, Richard! :wave: :bow:
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:iconempireofdirt:
empireofdirt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
wow this blows my mind!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not quite sure myself how this piece came about.
I don't do (illegal) drugs. Just pouring paint and
a couple of yards of plastic wrap...
et voilá!
dick g
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After I saw it ~ and then posted it ~ it had the same effect
on me...AND TO THIS DAY, I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW I DID THIS PAINTING!

W/C is a VERY elusive thing.
dick g
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow...the best piece I've seen here today.(And it is evening, and I'm online since...a while;) )
Wonderful technique!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very kind. And I THANK you sincerely.
Dick G
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cerenfndk Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
great!!!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS, appreciate it.
Sorry I'm late to respond!

dick g
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MothersHeart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful & Stunning with the colors.
I've just Pinterest it!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS. Sorry I'm late in getting back.
One must really pay attention on this site!

dick g
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lildreamer6281 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Lovely color combination +Fav
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, 'lil dreamer!!! You are so kind
to notice. I never thought this piece would
achieve such attention. Please have a great
day...my finest regards, always:

dick g
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors...
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much Angelles. Such a pretty name you have.
I think I got rather lucky with The Reprieve .
Some things just work better some days than others!

Hugs: Dick G
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:icona-d-mcgowan:
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much Allen D.
I truly appreciate your comments.
Hello to Canada!!!

Regards: Dick G
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful!!! :heart:
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much Holly. I have yet to check
out your gallery (which I WILL do) but I really
like your slogan at the bottom. You'd enjoy a
movie called The King of Hearts.
Enjoy your day...

dick g
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome:D
The slogan was a lark one day, but as it fits quite often,I decided to leave it;)
I'll check out the movie when I get a chance. I'm not much of a t.v./movie watcher.
You have a great day, also:)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, Rome. Interesting first name you have.
I enjoyed looking at your designs. Yours is a field I
dabbled in as an advertising art director for 35 years.
Probably a good field to start up your own business, IF
one can make it financially! Good luck and THANKS again!

dick g
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconmarcialcoba:
MarcialCoba Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beatiful, I like the colours and how you mixed them, textures are interesting too..
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I've been trying hard to avoid that Pee Yellow ~
maybe next time. THANKS so much and THANKS for writing back.
YOur words are great to read!

regards, etc dick g
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