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04-25-2003, 02:31 AM
This is a study done for a larger painting. It is about 4 x 6 inches on American Journey paper with Remberandt and American Journey paints.
It is taken from a picture I took in the Smokey Mountains. Carolina Falls is not the actual name of the location. Just something from my head.
Please critique, either good or bad.
04-25-2003, 02:49 AM
I LOVE the composition! Especially the birches in the left foreground.
I would like the see the background trees and scenery a little cooler and down in tone - I think they need sending back just a touch.
Wow, excellent study. Am interested to see how you handle your larger work from this.
04-25-2003, 07:54 AM
Lovely painting, colors are wonderful together. I especially like the birches on the left foreground and the way you've painted the background.
When you paint the larger one, could you move the water a little to the right so it isn't cutting the painting almost in half vertically?
Also, I would like to see a little more color splashes where the water is falling over the rocks.
This should make a really lovely larger painting.
04-25-2003, 08:36 AM
Very nicely done love the composition.
04-25-2003, 08:48 AM
great job!! i love the tiny painting!! it is great. can't wait to see the final
04-25-2003, 08:49 AM
John... you've done a fabulous job of your study... The birch trees are wonderful... I really like the pine tree that's leaning in the upper right hand portion, but I think it's taking me out of the picture... While not true to your photo, could you lean it toward the stream?
Looks good John....... might define the light source a tad more for the larger one.......
04-25-2003, 02:53 PM
Good start John, I like the tone and the colours you have used, just one small thing I would like to see the greens varied a bit more-----------good luck---------Alan
04-25-2003, 09:01 PM
Looks Good John.....
04-25-2003, 10:58 PM
John.....settle on a focal point...go for it....calm down everything else...:)
04-26-2003, 12:09 PM
Thanks to all who stopped by and those who commeted.
matingara- I agree and am making the trees darker.
painterbear- am moving the water a bit more off center. Thanks
CharM- you bet! Tree now leans in to the picture.
Al22- I agree.
ripvanblair- I am changing the color of the trees quite a bit. You are right about the colors.
taghera- Thanks for the pointer.
I always appreciate your help. Thanks again.
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