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Mountain Moonlight by DonBowling Mountain Moonlight by DonBowling
Oil on 18"X 24" canvas
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I have seen countless winter landscapes and yet this one still amazes me. Black and white can easily become tedious but with your excellent contrast and definition I think it is quite effective. As a composition, it is a little expected, because the three parts of your foreground, background, and sky are split up almost evenly and the tree on the left too closely mirrors the peak on the right. However, if this was done to intentionally add to the "picturesque" feel of the piece than Bravo, well executed! The only other thing that might require attention is the stars. They seem to be to "deliberate" if that makes sense. Also the moon, although a brave undertaking, seems a little blank. It is the source of the light, but should offer the viewer a little more interest. I cannot tell if they are pallet strokes or intentional tracks in the snow, but the attention to detail is why I love this piece, and this particular artist. Well Done!
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shep4life Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So awesome!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jamey!
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shep4life Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So welcome!
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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   Photographer
like it!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Photographer
My pleasure ;)
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MetalWarriorKS Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this picture very much. The trees have so much contrast, some of their branches kind of feel like I can grab them. The soft shadows in the snow lets them really stand out in the snow.
Yet, the foreground still attracts not too much but leads my eye to the mountains. They are really well sculptured!
The sky is subtle/decent, kind of supporting the whole picture; with light, of course, but as the sky is kept flat it also facilitates the mountainside.
The arrangement of the picture is made cleverly; I see three sections: Foreground with snow and trees, the mountainside, and the sky serving as background. Both, fore- and background really help the mountains to stand out. At the same time, the foreground's 3D-look leads to the mountains, while the rather flat sky prevents my eye from travelling beyond the mountains. Also, the sky looks to me kind of "naively" painted - but thusly even creating a kind of stylistic contrast, enriching the natural and majestic look of the mountains.

For me, this arrangement works, the ensemble really creates a "WOW" effect.
Well done!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Michael!
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:iconsuzannehole:
SuzanneHole Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Lighting is very good. Nicely painted and eye catching!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Sue!
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:iconsuzannehole:
SuzanneHole Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
You're welcome!
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draconistheory Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's amazing what you can do with a limited pallet. Very nice.
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Frank!
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aatio Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
love the atmosphere in this!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
woooww Wow! 
this is amazing landscape...beautiful atmosphere:happybounce: 
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much to both of you!Hug Hug 
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
no problem, it's a very pleasure (^o^)/ (O.<)b
really good!
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Superb! :-)
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Ian!
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You are most welcome. It is a stunning piece of artwork! :-)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh waw! Gorgeous winter landscape, such a poppind effect in the trees, the mountains and the moon! I have a feeling that I would be able to walk in and walk around those trees... 
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
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:icongalleryzograf:
GalleryZograf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! Hug 
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  You're very kind!Hug 
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GalleryZograf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hug 
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Alena-Koshkar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Alena!
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tempelziege Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
fairytale, the stars twinkle
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh I just LOVE a well done painting in "black and white".  Beautiful!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Sarah!
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GalleryZograf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and impressive! I love it Don!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend!Hug 
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:icongalleryzograf:
GalleryZograf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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virnagray Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So peaceful:)
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Virna!Hug 
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LALaShae Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
BEAUTIFUL
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend!
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very,very nice.
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Milenka!
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmostwelcomeplz: :sun:
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devonhants Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work.
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Paul!
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:icondonotseeme:
donotseeme Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's not often you see a moonlight landscape. what an awesome job too
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Beautiful!!  love the way you did this, very stunning!!!:)
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much Cathy!
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
You're very welcome Don!!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Wow!....That is so spectacular!!!Beautiful!
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