View Full Version : Big Ditch II

05-19-2001, 03:25 PM
I believe I may have screwed this up big time! I put a textured foreground in and then placed color over that with a knife! Most of the painting is like a watercolor until you get to the area that is sunlit. This is the way it looked in real life and in the digital photo I went off of. The shadow area in front will have some variations but will most likely stay the same valuewize. Please critique this madness....thank you! I have stopped working on the knifed in area until I get some critiques.

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05-19-2001, 03:31 PM
very good!!! i love the subtle faces, maybe from the sub-concious

05-19-2001, 03:35 PM
i wouldn't worry about the details or techniques, but look at the overall picture
you have trength in the upper right balanced by strong dark green in the lower left
the light purple areas are placed in the upper left and lower right
you have caused by these relations portions that are far away to work with portions up close
that makes for more interest and balance

05-19-2001, 03:37 PM

05-19-2001, 03:44 PM
dghoweth...what faces??? *laugh*

dornberg...I guess what bothers me the most is that the overall painting is like a watercolor except for the sunlit area. But that is what made this an interesting subject to paint...and the hardest. Thanks for your insight.

Jerry....thank you *SMILE*


05-19-2001, 04:24 PM
changes in texture and even media (the
impression of) is not a bad thing. In this
case, you've handled it well and if you
work with this concept more instead of
letting is scare you off, you will create
things beyond what you might have imagined.

This work I'd hang any day!


05-19-2001, 04:28 PM
Thank you Cleo...I visited several galleries in Scottsdale AZ. I noticed in one painting of the Grand Canyon this person had used this technique quite well. I guess it has me spooked to try it on my own. Thank you for allaying some of that fear.


Nathan Reed
05-19-2001, 04:48 PM
It's exciting so far... keep going...

05-19-2001, 07:43 PM
Excellent. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Don't stop now.

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

05-19-2001, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Fagan:
Thank you for allaying some of that fear.

Oh! You do very well on your own!

Wish I could take some credit but I can't.


05-19-2001, 09:23 PM
Thanks Impulse and Nathan...*SMILE*

Cleo...your comments did help, I was freaking out a little..*SMILE*