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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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The Artist thought this was FAIR
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:iconannieoakley64:
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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:icontimpanogosart:
TimpanogosArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really excellent work! I love mountains! Where is this located? 
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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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Alecia!
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:iconangelichope:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  You're very kind!
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:iconbigartisteart:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!
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:iconfrozenfeather:
FrozenFeather Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconspeck2:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Cindy!
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So welcome. :hug:
Cindy
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:icondarvia123:
Darvia123 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Striking realism!! Absolutely beautiful. Fantastic work, keep it up, please!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Clara!
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:icondragonlover105:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Katie! Go ahead, hop in!
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:icondonbowling:
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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:iconsesam-is-open:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It was a real pleasure!:heart:
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:icontemporalvisions:
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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:icondonbowling:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Carolyn!
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:icongudrun355:
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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:icongudrun355:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icononeforevermore:
OneForeverMore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
no problemm!
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:iconelliste:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Dana!
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:iconlynnduffy:
LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful Don
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lynn!
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:iconlynnduffy:
LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome Don.
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Magnificent mountains....and....I love all those tiny flowers!!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Patricia!
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
It's very beautiful!!!:nod:
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful...I especially love the sky...:aww:
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Gina!
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:iconginas-cakes:
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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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Teresa!
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:):):)
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themelancon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The scent of spring nearly reaches my senses when I look upon the scene of Spring on the Mountain. In the eye of my mind, I can imagine stepping into this composition and running my hands over the tops of the blossoms as I walk through the field of wildflowers; perhaps, I pick a few, lingering on the simple pleasures of nature's finest blessings. Roaming the quiet forest of pine, my thoughts drift, flowers still in hand, and I breathe in the scent of my surroundings, creating a deliberate memory of this place to which I shall return again and again, even if only in my mind's eye. Gazing upon the magnificent splendor of the mountains, I ask...will I climb you, great one, today? Perhaps, when I return, I shall equip myself to move the immovable and embark on that thrilling adventure to find out what lies beyond that terrific barrier, but today, I shall return from whence I came and enjoy the beauty, so beautifully depicted in this painting, from the fluffy clouds, so full of mystery, to the grand peaks of white, so forbidding and yet inviting, to the colorful flowers, a most pleasant gift of nature. As always, Mr. Bowling, each one better than the last, and all so lovely. I feel blessed to have the pleasure of visiting and praising your paintings!!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I've got to start taking walks with you before I paint! Thanks so very much Brenda!
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themelancon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't know I could see these replies!! Haha!! I'd love to take walks before a fabulous painting.
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IrishCoffin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so good... all that flowers are amazing!
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:icondonbowling:
DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Elisa!
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