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05-18-2001, 10:39 AM
I have the background on this 36" x 36" canvas to a finishing point. I could use some critikin please. The background is misted in clouds with the foreground bright and crisp out of the clouds. The very front will be in shadow.
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and closer up:
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<FONT COLOR="red">Beverly, I've resized your images to 500 pixels wide so that they are viewable without scrolling. -- Roan</FONT c>
[This message has been edited by Roan (edited May 18, 2001).]
05-18-2001, 10:51 AM
thanks for the peak (peek)
05-18-2001, 02:21 PM
Jerry...thank you for "peaking"
Oh boy, this holds a lot of promise.
BTW: Wecome back!
05-18-2001, 04:38 PM
Thank you Suz...it is good to be back!!
05-18-2001, 05:39 PM
i tend toward balance
if the foreground is very dark shadow, could it include a sliver of sunlight to relate to the background?
or could the background have maybe a dark cloud to relate to the dark shadows?
05-18-2001, 06:14 PM
dornberg...that will be the trick. I hope it will balance out. I am 2/3rds of the way through this canvas today. I am getting really tired of painting rockface. *laugh* I have switched to a palette knife.
Looks like home to me.
The colorado banks are a little to even
(either in hight or slope or both). I
of course assume the colorado. In any case,
I don't see any depth problem and I'm not
going to try to anticipate you.
The knife works good on rocks and such so
it sounds like a wise choice and you get
the bonus of the texture.
Lookin good so far!
05-19-2001, 07:34 AM
Nice Start. Looks like you have the perspective goin' your way. I'm really glad to hear you switched to knife, it'll help you stay loose. Don't get uptight about the lights, they'll come together for you.
Like the fella says "source and effect"
05-19-2001, 10:58 AM
Had to laugh, I was wondering why Beverly is paint a "ditch"! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Well now I know. I love to see progress pics on a painting. Would have never thought that you would be painting this way, more like painting in a total color and then going from there. Great so far and can't wait for the final.
05-19-2001, 02:46 PM
Thanks Cleo and Wyobud....after using the knife on the front part of the painting...I think maybe I goofed...big time!! It looks strange. *sigh* I will post a pic soon and maybe it will show up on the digital photo.
Shirl...I just recently returned from a trip to Arizona...and the "Big Ditch" (Grand Canyon). The Native Americans call it the "upside down mountain"....very aptly named. I had to try my hand at painting my impressions of this beautiful place.
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