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01-30-2013, 12:09 AM
How can I improve this?.



01-30-2013, 04:26 AM
wow.. it's lovely indeed...
well if it's swan pond, then you need.... a swan :)
or at least the central object for eye attention-er.. boat/man fishing, etc , as far I can see..

the overall composition is very pleasing and calming... :thumbsup:

01-30-2013, 01:21 PM

The reference photo has swans. I didn't want whit "spots" to distract.

Maybe I'll try it.

Thanks for commenting.


02-01-2013, 05:54 AM
I think you needed to darken the background and lighten the foreground. I feel you have done these in reverse. Nice painting though.

Octopus Inc.
02-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Atmospheric perspective tends to make things lighter and less defined as they recede into the distance. More light, haze, atmosphere between the viewer and object. Therefor, objects in the foreground would take on the opposite character being sharper, darker and more well defined. The old masters knew this well, check them out.
P.S. Very nice work, but it were me I'd add a swan or change the name...