History Is Written By The Victor by Karin Bayer

History Is Written By The Victor

This is a repainting of my original Three Swords. The original was one of the first I ever painted, this one is 6 months later on a 24X36 canvas.
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Karin, you have grown so much as an artist! This is wonderful!!
over 3 years ago
Thank you so much, Gwen! What a nice thing to say. I am experimenting more now, but am always open to criticism and suggestions...
over 3 years
Dear Kerin, The only comment other than you are really growing as an artist, is that I was taught to avoid tangent lines, which are lines that kiss, such as the line that the hill the swords are on that bumps against the dark horizon line. this is a nice piece and so you might want to evaluate this comment and decide whether it would help your composition. Your clouds and trees are beautiful.
over 3 years
Deborah; Thank you so much for that piece of insight! I hadn't really thought about it, but you are absolutley correct. I would have offered a deeper perspective if I had either had the hill go higher or allowed more water to show beneath the horizon. It is definitely something I will keep in mind as I continue painting. Thanks, again! Truly appreciated. Sincerely, Karin
over 3 years
that depends on who is the victor when.
over 3 years
lol! too true.
over 3 years
beautiful subject and use of medium
over 3 years
thank you
over 3 years
there's great contrast, and your definitely on the right road, its a good silhouette.. well done!!
over 3 years
Thank you for the encouragement. Very much appreciated!
over 3 years
good painted - sad feeling - regards Aase
over 3 years
Thank you, you are correct...it is a sad painting.
Karin
over 3 years
Great work Karin, love the sky and sunset and the silohetted awords...Brilliant.
over 3 years
Thank you so much, Jack!
over 3 years
Really nice concept Karin, well executed too ( no pun intended ). Love the sky and the sunset.
over 3 years
LOL! Very pun-ny! Thanks for the compliment!
over 3 years
You have done a really good job, you get the feeling that you could touch the earth
over 3 years
thanks!
over 3 years
Nice work, and depth in it. I like the mood in it. Regards Anne marie.
over 3 years
thank you!
over 3 years
Great concept, well done
over 3 years
thank you Jenn
over 3 years
Wonderful scene. I can see this in a storyvook
over 3 years
Aw, what a sweet comment. Thanks!
over 3 years
beautiful art. love this.
msusan
over 3 years
Thank you very much!
over 3 years
We need MYTHS. This painting gives form and color to a mythical picture that reaches beyond our logics. Love it!
over 3 years
:) What a great compliment! Thank you so much Daniela!
over 3 years
So atmospheric and peaceful. :-)
over 3 years
thank you!
over 3 years
This is a beautiful painting,great composition,nice technique.
over 3 years
Thank you Jeffrey.
over 3 years
such a great scene--luve it
over 3 years
Thanks James!
over 3 years
Hello Karin - this is progress - well done.
over 3 years
Thank you so much John! Still not totally happy with it, but felt it was a step up from the first one. :)
over 3 years
Lovely work, I love this composition.
over 3 years
Thanks so much!
over 3 years
Powerful painting Karin. Love the drama of the three swords against the sky!
Hi, I'm the administrator for the group The Sky is the Limit, and I'd love you to add this picture to the group.
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over 1 year
Thanks for the lovely comment!
over 1 year
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for Karin Bayer
Karin BayerWell, it's 2014, and I am still painting! In Jan. of 2011, I received my first set of paints and brushes from my husband as a gift, and I have fallen in love with the simple joy of painting!
When I look back at my first pieces, I remember the need to finish a painting as fast as I could, so I would see the final result! Now, I am enjoying the leisure of creating a painting slowly, and watching the images appear clearly, one at a time. I guess that is part of the growth.
I am so happy to be a member of Paintings I Love. Here, I share my art work, and get the encouragement and discussion I am looking for to help keep myself going! Thank you to all the PIL members who take the time to share your knowledge and kindness with me every...
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