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07-16-2012, 09:09 AM
Title: mountains and clouds
Dimension: 30 X 60 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I guess I need to lighten the back mountains. Do I have to?
07-16-2012, 12:38 PM
I really like the analogous color scheme. What bothers me is that the painting seems "fussy" with small patches of paint being applied all over the work. This is particularly the case in the sky. I think you need more diversity of form where there are some large stretches of blended forms coupled with the smaller "dabs" you've used.
07-16-2012, 12:45 PM
With that much humidity in the air, as evidenced by the clouds, then the 'rules' of atmospheric perspective are being bent here. If it was an area of dry humidity then then the far mountains may be this strong.
the judicious use of the reds/browns add enough break from the cool palette to make this work. I like it.
07-16-2012, 01:34 PM
This is what it looks like with the back mountains lightened a lot, the mid ones a little, and the clouds along the top edge lightened some too.
My opinion when I switch back and forth between the two versions is that this looks more natural to me. :)
07-16-2012, 02:09 PM
My suggestion to you would be to take this into grey scale and check the values in the sky. Remember it should be the lightest value in this painting. I don't mind the landscape part the way it is but I think the sky is too busy and agree with Bob that if it were simplified the whole painting would be easier to read/view. There is not much perspective in the sky. It seems as though you are attempting to make it recede as far back as your mountains do but it isn't doing it for you. I suggest you look at some sky paintings so you can see the change in not only colors but values from the horizon to the zenith. I love the touches of orange in this and think overall you have a nice painting.
07-16-2012, 11:10 PM
:thumbsup: Looks good. I wouldn't change a thing. This is a success and would look good framed and on a wall. Time for the next painting.
07-17-2012, 08:39 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2012/185672-step_6.jpg Thank you very much for these useful critiques!
07-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Ah yes.. much improved.. frame it and enjoy! :)
07-19-2012, 02:18 AM
I like it, very interesting little landscape
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