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12-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Here Are four ready to go for the submissions. I would love to hear some feedback on these pat on the back or suggestions either are welcome.

Party on The Roof

Discarded Personas


Hiding in Marriage


Not quite finished with this one ... Sunny Girl


Pat Isaac
12-14-2012, 01:00 PM
What are these a submission for? I do like the second one best and the idea of the first. The background is a little unclear for me.


12-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Pat. thank you for looking and taking the time to comment.

The cafe displays the work of local artists. They are looking to fill all the time slots for 2013. I need to submit photos of 5 to 10 pieces of work before December 25th.

The background on the first one is a mix of fireworks and confetti. I am open to suggestion as to how to change it.

12-15-2012, 12:01 AM
The first one is rather blurry on my screen...you might want to strengthen the edges and values within your focal group. I really like the story this painting tells but all the background being so busy takes away from the focal interest on the group.

Your second image is the strongest.

The third image of the marriage also has an unfinished look. The background area is sketchy...you may want to add more layers of paint and do some light blending. Strengthen the lines of your figures so they stand out more and add more paint for texture.

Since you said the last image isn't finished, I'd just say...add enough layers of paint to blend for some smoother areas, and use a variety of stroke patterns to create texture.

Hope this is helpful. Don't rush your work to show it. It's better to work on a painting until you're satisfied with it.

12-15-2012, 11:32 AM
I agree. Except for the second painting, these look unfinished. DLT, did you put this off until of recent? ;)

This could go one of two ways, as the others here suggested. Either work on each a little, until as a whole you are satisfied, or attack one of them and then go onto the next. I know, I know, I'm stating the obvious, I'm just pulling for you. You seem to enjoy the time crunch aspect of it. (I do better when I have little time to analyze things). :lol:

12-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Thanks for your input. I think the photo is blury on the roof scene. I agree also that the background is too busy as well.

As far as putting things off, No X I did not. The standard is to post these things seams to be 4 to 6 weeks. This one was 6 and I had been working on them.

I recently shifted where I want my art to head so I did not have much in the way of finished work in this vain. If I am not ready by the deadline there will be other opportunities.

Here is another one I have been working on for the last couple of days.



12-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Love thst last one. The eyes are so alive!

Pat Isaac
12-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Yes, I like this one a lot.


12-22-2012, 02:47 AM
submit that one , its alive