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Thomas Cole Study by HoustonSharp Thomas Cole Study by HoustonSharp
As you may know, I recently started my first term at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. As a result, I am swamped with homework.

So I unfortunately don't have time to finish this piece, but I figured I would show what I did up until now. About 99% of this was painted with one brush.

Thanks for looking, and sorry I don't have the time to finish it right now!
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gabby2001 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
It looks great so far! I love the lighting and the depth of the view.
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daveytatts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By its high standard I would see it is finished!!
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meaves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
If you were to finish, what would you do with it? just curious
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HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Nothing. It's a study. The purpose is to learn.
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meaves Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
In your description, you said that you weren't finished because you didn't have time to finish.
So basically, now, you're not going to finish because it's a study. I'd say it would still be a *study* and you'd *learn* more if you finished.
does it cease to be a study if you decide to add more to it?

it's as if me refusing to change my cat's litter because the grass is green makes sense.
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HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
What? I dont have time to finish. You asked what i'd do if I finished it. I answered. I would finish it if i could, but i cant. But i still learned from it.

Also, i have no idea what your cat or grass has anything to do with my paintings, lol
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meaves Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It was analogy
ok.. uhh, im confused too. I'll just restate my first question:

What else would you add to it if you decided to finish?
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HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
oh, the foreground elements. Basically everything is finished except that. There is a lot of foliage and brickwork, and a few figures playing on the bank.
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memod Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional
You should definitely finish this. You did a great job at capturing that river school lighting. And the colours are really well balanced, subtle and atmospheric. Good stuff! =]

Daniel
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HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
i definitely want to finish it, i just dont have the time right now. School is piling me with work.
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