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kare
08-05-2003, 05:40 AM
Have not finished this one yet.. I think the sky needs more work.
What do you think so far??

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/18486-palm_desert.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/18486-close_tree.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/18486-house.jpg

Leslie Pz
08-05-2003, 09:41 AM
It's coming. I think that there could be more highlights added on the tree and on the hut... just a thought.

kare
08-05-2003, 07:24 PM
No by all means, please tell me what i could fix up on!!!

I to think i have the picture looking too dark! Unfortunately I probably won't get much time to fix it up over the next two weeks as i'm house-sitting a work colleagues house on the other side of town.. though she has an easel and i'm hoping i will get the chance to take it over some time!

any other ideas???
-ciarrai :)

beatle_john
08-05-2003, 08:52 PM
It's coming. I think that there could be more highlights added on the tree and on the hut

Agree on that comment...

Where green leaves get near to lights yellow-greens could appear...

sky could have blue-violets on its darker areas to increase the contrast between the background and foreground...

house's roof could have some oranges...

Increase the contrast in general could be a choice...

But so far is looking very good, don't forget your strong lines movement :)

Regards...

kare
08-05-2003, 09:12 PM
Thanks Edgar :) i have some oranges in the roof of the hut already.. though i have to say that these photographs aren't they clearest!

i need something more to make the painting 'pop' but don't know what...?

kare
08-05-2003, 09:17 PM
Just did a quick contrast and brightness check in photoshop.. this is very near the true colour of the painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/18486-PALM_DESERT_05.08.03.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/18486-hut.jpg

beatle_john
08-05-2003, 09:18 PM
and what about some big white clouds?

kare
08-05-2003, 09:50 PM
Some clouds, maybe.. I am trying to achiece a realistic view on this one and I'm not very good at clouds, but perhaps I can darken the top of the sky in the painting to bring some contrast into view.

gnu
08-07-2003, 04:14 AM
Hi Ciarrai..:)
Love the colours....
This could do with a little more subject matter OR detail to hold interest..(eg person, or more texture in the ground, or detail in the fronds...)
As it is now, doesn't tell much of a story to my mind...???
What made you paint this in particular..ponder on that and you'll know what to highlight as far as focussing in on something..
As I said LOVE the colours..
really hope this helps..another lot of eyes always helps me..
:clap: :clap:

Mybubblewall
08-07-2003, 07:07 AM
Just adding my two bits... My eyes want to see some background. It seems odd to me that anything would sit on the horizon like that, unless it was at the peak of a hill that desends after you pass the shack. Some distant hills might be nice, or sand, or a small town, or a few more palm trees... almost anything you like. Just making suggestions. :D

kare
08-07-2003, 07:46 PM
Thanks to everyone here willing to help :)

I haven't had much time to work on this one lately, lots of art college homework to complete by early next week!

I'm actually thinking of adding chalk to this one as an experiment, spraying it with fixative and then putting a gloss coat of varnish over the top.

Some hills sound alright, though I want to fous more on the hut.. i sort of intended for the painting to be desolate- like a small desert scene (out of town city, maybe??)

Maybe I can add a kangaroo..? :D

gnu
08-08-2003, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by ciarrai
Thanks to everyone here willing to help :)



Some hills sound alright, though I want to fous more on the hut.. i sort of intended for the painting to be desolate- like a small desert scene (out of town city, maybe??)

Maybe I can add a kangaroo..? :D
HEHE why not? there are plenty about..!!!:D :D