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Reply #30 on: October 14, 2013, 01:21:05 PM
that tells me your vanishing points are too close together, mark them wider away from each other. In the class you see that I show how I "extend" my canvas using another canvas or piece of paper  O0


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Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 04:27:22 PM
Not so happy with this one.  Wanted the farmhouse to be gray but it didn't have enough contrast in gray with the background so I tried blue...This was a challenge for sure!

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Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 10:16:04 PM
Mary Lou,

I like your mountains.  As my fellow artists ask me often, from what direction is the sun coming?  Both sides of the house seem equally light. 

I like how you did the mountains?
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Reply #33 on: March 25, 2014, 02:20:48 AM
I was laying in bed this morning and thought "oh, no, I should have darkened the back of the house!" , Isn't that too funny that that should just pop into my head!  :2funny:  Yes, Mea, you are so right...the sun is coming from the right and that side needs to be darkened.   There is something else amiss with this and I can't see it.
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Reply #34 on: March 25, 2014, 02:40:44 AM
Super landscape Mary Lou, love your mountains and the way you have your road curving into the picture plane and then leading us out into the mountains. . . .terrific!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
If I may put in my little bit of nit picking. . . . .the house looks a bit out of alignment.  The front vertical on the bigger part does not look absolutely vertical (to my eye) or the posts on the garage (?) don't appear to be vertical, but something there is catching my eye. Also at the right hand side of that house, the vertical of the arch doesn't seem to be absolutely vertical. . . . .just my 2 cents worth, but I hope it helps.
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Reply #35 on: March 25, 2014, 03:31:16 AM
Thank you Bev, yes that is what was amiss!  Buildings are really difficult for me.  I will try and correct this ......and thank you for the lovely comments .  I appreciate it.
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Reply #36 on: March 25, 2014, 07:30:09 AM
Mary Lou,

I know what you mean.  My best thoughts of the day just pop into my head in the middle of the night.  I keep a notebook by my bed!

aloha

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Reply #37 on: March 25, 2014, 01:44:06 PM
just give the house a colour wash once it dries to adjust the colours to what you want Mary Lou.
Then the colour of the path bothers me - is it a sand road? If so, then the ground colour should be shining through


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Reply #38 on: March 26, 2014, 04:22:58 AM
Thanks Nolan, I will adjust the house when it dries.  As far as the road, I have no idea what I was thinking when I painted it yellow :2funny:.......(Yellow Brick Road?)   Seriously, I remember thinking that I shouldn't use more brown in this picture so I used yellow!  Well, clearly not a good choice.. :2funny: So that will need to be changed as well.  I will definitely be tweaking this more.  I think it has good possibility just some poor color choices.
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Reply #39 on: March 26, 2014, 04:30:53 AM
Looking forward to seeing your finished painting.  It's coming right along beautifully.   :yippee:
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Reply #40 on: March 26, 2014, 07:31:02 AM
Mary Lou. . . my eyeballs don't see straight lines until it's too late, so I rely on my T square! If you don't have one, get yourself one, they are not expensive, although you can get really expensive ones from the place where the architects shop, but I got a plastic one from Michaels for about $3.00 (Canadian$$$) You align the cross piece of the T with the bottom of your page or canvas, and eureka. . .the ruler (straight part) is automatically straight up and down (vertical)!! :clap: NOW. . . .your canvas or paper must possess a straight edge or it won't work. It works for the horizontal when you are drawing a horizon, just as well. Most of them have a tiny lip or grove on the bottom that snugs up against the paper (or canvas edge) to keep you aligned. . . . .
Hope this helps. . . . let us see your next rendition of the farmhouse. . . . can't wait!!! :gl2:
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Reply #41 on: March 26, 2014, 04:30:37 PM
maybe it was all the talk about John Lennon last week ;D


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Reply #42 on: March 27, 2014, 05:43:05 AM
  Goodbye yellow brick road.....     Love Elton John !     ;D
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Reply #43 on: April 23, 2014, 12:35:32 PM
I have been so busy and then we were on vacation and now finally I was able to tweak this painting.. Again, as someone who has never worked in oil paints, any suggestions are appreciated. 

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Reply #44 on: April 23, 2014, 01:44:14 PM
Lovely, Mary Lou.  From the softness of this painting, I'd say it were either watercolor or pastel.

It's nice, no matter what medium it's in.

Hope you had a restful vacation.

aloha

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