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Louisa Rautenbach

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on: April 19, 2015, 07:38:21 AM
I'm not sure if the one at the back is a cow or a dog. :2funny:
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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 08:55:15 AM
Louisa,

Holy cow!  Great painting.  Love the meadow. Lush.

Love the green trees, but the brownish trees don't look like they belong.  Maybe try a more greenish tinge?

Somebody better milk that front cow on the left.  He sure looks full.

No dog, just a calf.

Hmmm... the long cloud in the center catches the eye where it peaks then points downward. 

You did well, again!

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Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 10:11:40 AM
Mea I'm speechless, I thought you are going to tell me to re-do the whole painting. My hubby says the front cow does not look like a real cow. :2funny: :2funny:Think he needs glasses. The clouds is everywhere in the painting so I need to fix that as well. BUT thank you very much. :hug: :hug:
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Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 10:22:50 AM
Louisa, I agree with Mea concerning the worm-like clouds. The sky, which takes up half of the painting is in competition with your cows. I love the cows and your background. You have some noticeable depth in your painting. That hillside with those far off trees is fantastic.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 11:35:20 AM
Mea I tried to fix the clouds.
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Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 04:55:12 PM
Much better!  Your lil one is just a calf...looks like one,too!   I love the sky, and your trees are great.
What a great painting. You've done an excellent job.
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Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 03:53:00 AM
Much better with the clouds now.  May I suggest that you lift the cows chest because it seams to be to low for the belly.  You could also add a few long grass at the base of the painting it would help make the cows feet disappear better.
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Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 08:11:52 AM
Thank you Retta and Danielle, much appreciated. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 10:39:03 AM
Louisa i just looked at the big cow again and noticed that he has two left front legs that is also why he looks off.  Smallfix with he belly.
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Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 01:01:06 PM
Another great painting, Louisa! Big improvement with the clouds - they look very nice. I agree about the front cow's legs...that should be an easy fix for you. Really love your grass and trees!
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Reply #10 on: April 21, 2015, 01:03:49 PM
glad you fixed the cloud, it also immediately caught my attention :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


 

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