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01-13-2013, 11:53 PM
acrylic on paper. 11 X 14 inches, I think

still need to do a lot -- fix faces, fix a shovel, fix other inaccuracies, add interest to the shadows, make background recede and foreground pop with washes, value corrections, and warm/cool color choices, take care of a few kissing edges.... what else? :)

For my next painting, I want to do a big, simple landscape with a big brush :)


01-14-2013, 04:02 AM
Youve made a great start with this one:thumbsup: Youve got a lot into the 11x14. Like the interaction between the man on the left with outstretched arm with man with black hair bob.
My only comment would be whats your COI? - its not obvious at the moment. Your big yellow umbrella was a great COI, will be interesting to see how this develops. Arnie

01-15-2013, 08:11 AM
thanks... will need to work on that.... and making the women look like women

01-15-2013, 09:02 PM
I second everything Arnie said Mary! It is a great painting, such a lot on a small canvas! Very well done and looking forward to updates! I love your style! I can understand your wanting to do a large sprawling landscape after all your detailed scenes =)). Cheers and keep going! Debs. =))

01-15-2013, 09:43 PM
I'm still learning about this, but your linear perspective looks correct, as does the (in this short space) atmospheric perspective, both contributing to a feeling of depth. The figures show a relaxed comraderie. The cable on viewer left seems to me, out of place, no reason to be there that I can see. You have a wealth of detail in a small space. I am looking forward to seeing more.

01-19-2013, 08:38 PM
I really appreciate these comments and suggestions. I debated about the cable too. I left it there so that the woman has something to lean against, but that's not a good reason :)

01-19-2013, 08:52 PM
I'll post the next step soon.

01-20-2013, 03:22 AM

01-20-2013, 09:34 AM
I am so impressed by this. I hope someday to learn to paint figures, this sort of painting inspires me.


01-20-2013, 08:39 PM
sometimes a word of encouragement really motivates. thanks.


01-21-2013, 11:21 AM
With all the extra work the figures are really starting to stand out now.
Definately look like women now. Think it was all the spades in the foreground that tricked me into assuming they were men.Arnie

01-25-2013, 03:14 AM
thanks. I mis-measured. It's 12 X 16 inches.