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madmum
04-14-2003, 02:35 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-14-2003/10535_Iris_Avenue,_Giverny.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Iris Avenue
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 15 x 11
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
From Llis's photograph of Giverny, with a few compositional alterations.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
This is VERY loose for me, did I get it right?

designditz
04-14-2003, 03:31 PM
I would say you really got it right :)wonderful...very pretty!

madmum
04-15-2003, 06:17 AM
Thank you, Sarah, it was great fun to paint, I could see why Monet loved painting that garden!

Ruth

artbabe21
04-15-2003, 01:23 PM
Love your work, this is no exception......I've been drooling over those garden photos and want to paint one myself...:)

I am still hoping to paint in the gardens this October...:)

Lines
04-15-2003, 03:03 PM
When I look at this work, I feel I am looking uphill,
with a slope coming down from the right, also.
Is this correct?
Assuming this, when looking carefully
at the distant house, the horizontal at the base
seems to lead upward, wheras my eye expects the
perspective to point down.(it's above my head)
A trivial point, especially as you are painting loose,
but I feel that this, combined with the emphasised
slope under the arch, makes the picture lean to the
left.
But don't get the idea that I don't like your picture.
Like both the colours and the 'loose' look.

wildfleur
04-16-2003, 12:17 AM
The iris is my favorite flower! I love it. I love the way the sun is everywhere, it's like you painted what we can't see with our eyes when we're blinded by the sun! Great job!
Siobhan

Murals By Aga
04-16-2003, 11:34 AM
I'm going to try to remember this as I'm falling asleep tonight, so that, at least in my dream, I can take a stroll through your painting, feel the sun on my face, smell the flowers, and smile ;)

madmum
04-16-2003, 12:30 PM
Cathleen, that is a really nice thing to say :) You really should paint one of Llis's garden photos, they're so beautiful!

Lines, I think I understand what you mean. Obviously I can't change much now, watercolour is pretty final once it's done! I'll just pretend these old houses were funny shapes ;) Thank you for taking the time to critique :)

Siobhan, such a lovely compliment! Impressionism was, for me, all about painting light. I'm delighted you feel I emulated this in my own way :)

MBA, that sounds a lovely thing to think about as you fall asleep :) Thank you.

Ruth