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leisure artist
07-26-2012, 07:06 PM


Title: Autumn Grandeur
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 12 X16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Painted this as i need practice in observing light and shadow,also love autumn colours

basically what is good and not so good...what needs improving...many thanks christine

D.W. Flint
07-26-2012, 07:17 PM
From what I can see this really looks great, but you need a better picture so we can better see it.:o

07-27-2012, 08:21 AM
Nicely done and your tree stands out as the feature:) Would like to see some reflective light on the left side of the tree, as the sun is so beautifully bright. You may wish to consider some leaves scattered here and there as the line separating them from the grass right now seems a bit strongly defined.

leisure artist
07-27-2012, 01:31 PM
thanks for the comments i will try and upload a better imagehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2012/975459-SSCN1430.JPG

07-28-2012, 12:47 AM

If you go to GIMP.org they have free software (totally virus free - I have used it for years) and it does photoshoppee things like turning piccies around etc. I like your work. Good light catch.

leisure artist
07-29-2012, 12:10 AM
thanks for your comment and advice....im a bit of a technophope but will take a look at the site....Christine:)

07-30-2012, 08:17 AM
It is a lovely painting, but I agree that a little light on the edge of the tree where the light is coming from and the clean line separating the foreground from the mid ground could be broken up slightly with variation in outline, colour and maybe by using leaves as suggested. Otherwise it is a beautifully sunny and bright work, quite dazzling! Great use of light, very happy painting. Cheers =)) Debs.

leisure artist
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
many thanks Debzy...will add afew highlights as suggested and take another look at foregrond/midground area...Christine:)

07-31-2012, 12:27 PM
Looking really good. Love the structure of the tree, and strong highlights and autum colours. My only crit would be to make the darks/shaddow a bit darker. Arnie

07-31-2012, 02:43 PM
Its evident to me you have a good insight as what a ''good painting'' should have. Your color is good if you want to maximize it add complementary colors.......Also dont forget about texture it can add a life like quality that would add alot of alluring appeal to this subject alone. Also remember that tones in your background shouldnt exceed 5 on the value scale i think your is close to 8. this is where complements come in handy :)
This advice is by no means a definitive ''way'' in wich to express your self, just advice. I think your on your way :) have a good one!

leisure artist
08-01-2012, 02:47 PM
thanks arnie and chromaman...your advice and feed-back is much appreciated....christine:)