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03-15-2012, 01:10 PM
I stopped painting, need some advice. What's next? Any suggestions.:angel: :confused:


03-15-2012, 01:33 PM
I think it is a lovely loose style!
You didn't mention which medium, appears to be maybe Oils or Acrylics?
As to suggestions, I would like to see a bit of blurred trees or some sort of foliage in the distant left(viewer's), as I think there is too much negative space there.
I also think that establishing a clearer light source(it would appear yours is coming from the viewer's right), would help you continue on this other wise lovely piece. You could increase shadows both on the Owl, and well as the fence. If you would darken the chest/body area where it meets the bg, would help give the body more form.
Just my very humble opinions. I like where you are going with this, with a bit more tweaking, it can be taken to another level.

03-15-2012, 02:42 PM
"taken to another level.", I'd like that. Good ideas, Barb, and btw, it's done in oils, sorry, forgot to mention. Thanks for your help, I hope I can take this to another level.

03-15-2012, 02:59 PM
I like it, it has a whimsical note to it - a peice that's really fun to look at (: Great job!

03-15-2012, 04:45 PM
Thank you, Karen, I like your Tigers and especially the Cheetah you've done.

03-15-2012, 08:42 PM
Barb I think has some great suggestions. I love the owl!!! He is kind of looking with one raised brow like an owl would. I also like all the colors you used on him:clap::clap:Nicki

03-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Thanks mcassatt! Your fence is awesome. I so struggle with those types of details.

03-16-2012, 08:35 AM
Thanks, Nicki, I like your oils on your website, especially, Olivia, what great eyes.