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Author Topic: Lucy's Garden, looking for opinions. Acrylic on canvas.  (Read 3424 times)

jettrout

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on: December 15, 2010, 05:12:56 AM
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Kelley

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Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 07:17:23 AM
 :clap: Beautifully done.  I really like the shadowing on the house.
Kelley


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Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 10:43:36 AM
Thank you Kelly,

I did this as an heirloom piece. I would appreciate any input on what others might have done differently in this painting, or what could have been added?  I am in study mode these days.

Thanks!
Jet
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Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 10:52:48 AM
the only thing I would have done here is to make the sky a bit more blue


jettrout

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Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 11:15:23 AM
the only thing I would have done here is to make the sky a bit more blue

Thanks it is so helpful to hear opinions from others.
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Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010, 07:24:43 PM
Just to add to nolan's comment, I would make it a more solid light blue.  The leaves in the upper portion of the painting add a lot of detail and activity, so perhaps a simpler background would compliment them best.


Kelley

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Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010, 07:54:38 PM
I was thinking what Nolan said, but didn't feel I had the ... authority? Anyway, I felt there should be more contrast on the sky than the trees because the colours seem to mix where I can't tell if it is sky or tree.  I would ask Nolan, but perhaps since the light source is coming from behind the viewer's perspective that the bushes should be slightly lighter or add more highlights although looking again it is shaded.
Kelley


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Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010, 08:21:28 PM
Hope you don't mind, but I did a quick digital edit of how a simpler sky brings the leaves forward, and also removes the issue of colours mixing to a point where you can't tell what is what, as Kelley pointed out.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2010, 08:25:20 PM by bottleman »


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Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 08:51:46 PM
you could make the sky even  more blue than bottleman has made it, but it does show the effect a bluer sky will give O0


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Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 10:00:20 PM
Nice.  I gotta learn to do that bottleman. O0
Kelley


jettrout

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Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 11:12:59 PM
you could make the sky even  more blue than bottleman has made it, but it does show the effect a bluer sky will give O0

I think you are totally right, the old sky seems kind of dull to me, and now that made it much defined, lighter and brighter, Thank you!
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Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 06:05:42 AM
I like the softness of the sky and the colors in the trees...wonderful jpb!! :painting:


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Reply #12 on: January 05, 2011, 07:33:46 AM
I like the softness of the sky and the colors in the trees...wonderful jpb!! :painting:

Thank you so much, I really appreciate yours and every ones opinions!
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Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 10:54:08 AM
Windows need more definition. No window sills.reflections are wrong. It's all rather busy.I think the subject could have been simplified a bit.


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Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 02:09:44 PM
I personally feel for this type of painting the windows are defined enough. As in NZ this type of house does not have the stand-out window sills. I live in a similar type house.
Take into account that this was produced as an heirloom piece to show future generations how the place looked like.
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