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Spring On The Mountain by DonBowling Spring On The Mountain by DonBowling
Oil on 18"X 24" canvas
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:iconchristineanne25:
As soon as I saw this painting, I instantly loved it.

I love how well you did the snow-capped mountains, it's almost hard to believe that this is a painting. It looks more of a photograph. I love how you put it together - the sky, the mountains, the grass, the flowers, everything.

I think that the sky would need more yellows, and a light shade of blue, but other than that, I think the pinks in the sky are really, really nice. Seeing this makes me simply happy. :3

This is going to be my desktop background, and I hope I did critiquing this correctly.
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Ah, Bob Ross and William Alexander would both have a big smile on their face while they viewed this painting. The colors that Don has chosen in this painting are very warm and inviting, even though there is snow above the tree line, I still want to wander through the fields of purple Lupines and into the lodgepole pines. I love it when an artist can work a pallet knife to create mountains of snow, which Don has done very well.These mountains really pop! He has created a good contrast between the light and shadowed areas of the mountains, which makes it look like the sun is out and shining bright, warming the hillside. My eyes are constantly moving throughout this painting looking at all the details, even as far as noticing the birds riding the thermal waves above the mountain peaks. I really enjoy this painting, although I might be a bit partial, since this reminds me of the Rocky Mountains in my backyard :) Two Thumbs up Don!
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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, I would love to see this in person - a photograph never does an oil painting justice! The depth and the way the light catches on the more thickly applied paint is always so much better in real life, so that when one sees photos like this and likes them, one wishes that one could enjoy it in its full glory!
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's amazing!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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josealonsoga Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jose!
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TimpanogosArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really excellent work! I love mountains! Where is this located? 
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  It's based on several photos I took in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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angelichope Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
This is no doubt amazing, especially the mountains, but I wish there was more of a difference in color for the trees and the grass and the shadows so the trees could stick out more; I feel like the trees just blend in. But that's only my opinion, and this picture is still beautiful, and you have skills!:)
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DonBowling Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Alecia!
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angelichope Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
No prob!!!
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I checked out your gallery again and you just are great with the 3D effect! I love this one too!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  You're very kind!
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. 
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fire-tiger99 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Firstly, your shadowing skills are great. Secondly, the paysage itself is beautiful and thirdly.0, you are able to creat a mystic effect with our choice of color! The violet in the background suits so well with the white of the mountains
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!
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FrozenFeather Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This speaks to me as I have been to a place such as this, brilliant my friend!
Cindy
:heart: :hug:
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Cindy!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So welcome. :hug:
Cindy
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Striking realism!! Absolutely beautiful. Fantastic work, keep it up, please!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Clara!
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dragonlover105 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I kind of just want to hop into that painting and explore for a while!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Katie! Go ahead, hop in!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Selina! It's very kind of you to include my painting in your wonderful feature!
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It was a real pleasure!:heart:
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Temporalvisions Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the flowers in the foreground. Very nicely done.
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jamie!
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Wonderful:)
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Carolyn!
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Very nice work! :D
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're so welcome!
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OneForeverMore Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
the sky is amazing!!!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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OneForeverMore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
no problemm!
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Elliste Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! I always have a hard time coming up with interesting plants in the foreground. Your flowers are awesome and you chose wonderfully vibrant colors. :)
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Dana!
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LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful Don
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lynn!
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LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome Don.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Magnificent mountains....and....I love all those tiny flowers!!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Patricia!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
It's very beautiful!!!:nod:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful...I especially love the sky...:aww:
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Gina!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome indeed.....:)
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Love it!
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