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Fiona

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on: May 17, 2015, 01:45:24 PM
Hello my lovely PB friends  :) 

Just thought I'd ask for some encouragement on this WIP - it's from a photo on Facebook, on the whole I'm pleased with it but think it needs a little something .... not sure what though. So I thought I would ask and get a general consensus.

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Reply #1 on: May 17, 2015, 02:28:30 PM
Golly, Fiona, this is gorgeous.  Incredible sky!

I'm sure the photo does not do it justice.

All I can suggest (and it may be wrong) would be to darken the tree trunks on the right as the bright sun is behind them.

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Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 04:24:57 PM
Lovely painting Fiona,  Mea has a point, darken the trunks of the trees.  I also have a suggestion the cloud in front of the sun, I am not sure but maybe it should be darker as the sun is shining on it.  Also the clouds at the very top maybe soften them, it looks too much like 2 inverted c .
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Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 09:47:36 PM
Beautiful warm glow!  :clap:
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Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 12:23:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful, Fiona, such a lovely warm glow of the rising (?) sun! I agree with the comments about darkening the tree trunks and tweaking the clouds a smidge.  My comment would be that you might think about adding a birdie or two and that's it!  O0
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Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 10:59:55 AM
 O0 Looking forward to the finished drawing.
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Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 01:53:38 PM
Thank you ladies for the helpful suggestions :)  I have tweaked the clouds at the top a little bit and darkened the one above the sun, the tree trunks are now in silhouette as they should be.

I would show you an updated picture, but a friend popped in for a cuppa and whisked it off to see if it will go in her husbands' new office which had just been re-decorated. It reminded her of a holiday they had in America a few years ago and she wanted it as a reminder of that. Seems I can hardly finish a painting before someone buys it "hot off the press" so to speak. Not that I'm complaining at all mind you.

Hopefully if the decide to buy this one it will lead to some more commissions as John runs a busy consultation business and has recently moved into larger premises hence the need for artwork on the walls!   :D

I will try and snatch it back long enough to take a photo of the finished article!

Cheers
Fi
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Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 03:09:09 PM
Great, Fi.  Sounds like you may have a good deal on this one!  Good to have your art work in busy offices.

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Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 03:36:38 PM
Love reading your last post!!! Your friend has great taste and it's fabulous your paintings are selling so quickly. Doesn't surprise me since you're amazingly talented! Bravo!!!
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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2015, 01:54:14 AM
Horray for you Fiona   :yippee:
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Reply #10 on: May 23, 2015, 03:08:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fi your painting is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder your friend whisked it away as quickly as what she did and wonderful news with the promise of more sales to come.    Patricia
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Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 06:37:25 AM
It is a beautiful painting Fiona.  Good luck with sale.
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Reply #12 on: May 23, 2015, 11:07:06 AM
Great sky :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: May 25, 2015, 06:07:40 AM
 :yippee:   Fantastic!!!   :congrats:
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Reply #14 on: May 29, 2015, 09:18:04 AM
Thanks everyone for the encouragement - it is really appreciated  :) 

On a funny note, I did receive in the post this morning a cheque for the painting which is now hanging in John's office for twice what I was going to ask!  So it looks like I will have to visit his office if I'm ever going to get that updated pic!!

Cheers
Fi
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