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01-16-2013, 04:01 PM
This is an 11 x 14 oil on canvas. An overall critique would help especially the tree reflections.



01-17-2013, 08:55 AM
I like it, and so does my wife. I like how the color of the trees make the focal point stand out.

Is the sun coming from over the right shoulder? That's how it looks to me based on the cliff behind the trees. However based on the trees themselves, the sun looks like it is coming from the right slightly behind. I'm not sure how to suggest improving the reflections without a reference photo or at least a good sense of the sun. Was this en plein air?

01-17-2013, 10:56 AM
Nise painting. Good use of complements. I just wonder what that small objec in the lower left corner is. I say take it out.

01-18-2013, 01:16 AM

Good observation on the sun direction. The painting is from a reference photo but I've changed it so much the photo doesn't help.

I'll try a few things for the reflections and see what works.

The little object on the left fore ground is part of the easel clamp.



D.W. Flint
01-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Beautiful painting. Nice soft touch...:thumbsup: