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Reply #30 on: January 26, 2016, 06:29:05 AM
Fiona, you always give us something lovely to look at! I love the highlights on the flowers and the sunlit pasture! The colors are beautiful! The one thing that keeps drawing my attention is the cloud behind the tree. It gives the appearance of outlining the tree instead of being behind it. It may just be me, though! Regardless, it is a beautiful painting!!!! :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #31 on: January 26, 2016, 07:00:04 AM
Fiona,

What struck me first about this painting is the true depth of it.  I can feel the distance from the foreground to the far mountains. 

I agree with Christina about the cloud over the tree.  Not sure the best way to fix it, though.  Maybe darken the tree?

Might have been better to have had a cluster of two or three sheep at some point rather than all separate.  Or is that how sheep work - in solitude???

Regardless, you did another one of your exceptionally good paintings.

aloha

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Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 08:34:00 AM
This is so beautiful Fiona, love the colours, depth, and I agree with Christina on the cloud.   :yippee:
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Reply #33 on: January 26, 2016, 08:50:18 AM
It's lovely, Fiona. Perhaps you could just extend (and maybe dull the color) of the cloud--a little farther to the right?
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Reply #34 on: January 26, 2016, 10:55:39 AM
Thank you ladies for your kind comments and suggestions, much appreciated  :)

Looking at it with a fresh pair of eyes, I can see what you mean by the cloud behind the tree, I added the clouds before I did the tree and didn't plan accordingly! Fortunately that is an easy fix and I will add a few more sheep as well, you can never have too many fluffy blobs on a painting  :) Will post an updated version when I've done the changes.

Thank you all once again.

Cheers
Fi

Here we go, this is the revised version  :)


Cheers
Fi
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 11:18:35 AM by Fiona »
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Reply #35 on: January 26, 2016, 12:08:47 PM
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Reply #36 on: January 26, 2016, 12:31:35 PM
Beautifully done, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap: Only one thing worries me - that long light stripe between the tree and the right hand clump of trees.  I just feel that the very distant hill should also fill that space. O0
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Reply #37 on: January 26, 2016, 12:35:39 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  O0 Changes look great!
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Reply #38 on: January 26, 2016, 01:38:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gorgeous Fi.    Patricia
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Reply #39 on: January 26, 2016, 02:34:25 PM
Thank you all  :)  Here is the latest version with the hill in the back filling the space between the tree and the clump of vegetation to the right  :)


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Fi
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Reply #40 on: January 26, 2016, 06:31:04 PM
Nice work, Fiona.  Looks like you have tweaked it to the point where it's ready for the mat.

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Reply #41 on: January 26, 2016, 06:34:37 PM
There you go, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap: Brush down(sorry, pastel sticks  ;) )
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Reply #42 on: January 27, 2016, 09:09:37 AM
Beautiful Fiona, well tweeked  ::) :clap:


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Reply #43 on: January 27, 2016, 01:55:28 PM
Very good drawing Fiona :clap: :clap:
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Reply #44 on: January 27, 2016, 06:50:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful Fi!
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