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steffunke
04-09-2013, 01:30 PM
I am lucky to live outside Glacier National Park and I'm trying to move into landscapes, I added a Blue Heron in the pastel. This is a 16 x 20 pastel on pastelmat paper. I'm really needing feed back on this and suggestions maybe? I still need to put the foreground beach in.

Stephanie

Yorky
04-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Wow! That's amazing! Brings back memories of my visit to the GNP.

I presume you are going to add texture to the foreground.

Doug

Turpintine45
04-09-2013, 01:52 PM
You are so lucky to live near to such a beautiful place. This is a lovely painting done well. The reflections are great and the mountains soar. Just keep going you are doing a wonderful job!

*Marina*
04-09-2013, 02:08 PM
Beautiful painting, Stephanie, makes me want to go there.

steffunke
04-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Thank you everyone! Doug there is a peeble beach that will be going in front.

pastel65
04-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Really like the painting. Mountains look wonderful. Pam

T Porter
04-09-2013, 04:06 PM
Very nice! This painting has an expansive feel to it.

jackiesimmonds
04-10-2013, 02:32 AM
am wondering a bit about the Heron. What is your focal point in this painting? What is the painting "about"? If it is about the mountain range, then the Heron is a distraction you maybe do not need. If it is about the Heron, or if you want the eye to go to the Heron, then having everything else so carefully and sharply defined, is a distraction FROM the Heron.

I think you need to decide what it is you want to say with this painting.

Yorky
04-10-2013, 05:16 AM
I agree, I think the Heron looks out of place, but you live up there so you should know.

Doug

allydoodle
04-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Beautiful painting. You've captured the large scale and grandure. I agree about the heron. when I put my finger over it my eye enters the painting and wants to explore. Maybe do a painting of a heron separately? Just a thought.. This is a beautoful painting.

raxu
04-10-2013, 08:28 AM
Magnificent landscape and painting. I am thrilled about your mountaings and the water, superb!

steffunke
04-10-2013, 01:37 PM
Yes I might take the heron out completely and just work on the landscape, thank you for the input everyone, I love this site!

Stephanie