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maryinasia
04-29-2013, 10:48 AM
small, watercolor and acrylic

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2013/185672-shepherds.jpg

La_
04-29-2013, 04:20 PM
very nice modeling of the figures ... could be a bit more separation/shadow between the elders sleeve and his weapon?
i like the comp, but am somewhat sorry their perch has such a dreadfully boring view ... seems the youth might agree with me about that ;)

la

D.W. Flint
04-29-2013, 08:12 PM
I'm confused by the title. Are they shepherds or soldiers?? Nice work on the figures though...

maryinasia
04-29-2013, 08:57 PM
so, I'm guessing the umbrella looks like a weapon and needs a bit more work. Thanks!!!

maryinasia
05-01-2013, 08:57 AM
better?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2013/185672-shepherds2.jpg

RCharleston
05-01-2013, 02:18 PM
The way the composition is handled here is reminiscent of John Currin's "The Moved Over Lady"...

http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/reviews/henry/Images/henry6-24-7.jpg

If you're looking for that type of effect, I think this is very good. Otherwise, I would tend to say that these shepherds may need some sheep and the sheep may need some hint of a meadow...

Very nice work!

maryinasia
05-02-2013, 09:35 PM
thanks.... I've changed the title to "Overlook" :)

ShaunGa
05-03-2013, 05:32 AM
Personally I like the open space. I saw the umbrella right away. I think the signature will play a big role in this piece, are you going to put one on?

Shaun

Apodemus
05-03-2013, 05:37 AM
I'd like to see a lovely spread out landscape below these figures. Their poses are great (and the umbrella is a nice touch) but it would be good to get a glimpse of what they are seeing. I think it's important to keep the original title.

Mike

maryinasia
05-07-2013, 12:48 AM
thanks for this input!

silvenus
05-07-2013, 05:13 AM
I've been waiting for the push which sends him over the edge, perhaps the lad is scared but I'm sure he's thinking about it It is a great painting I like it.

maryinasia
07-13-2013, 03:25 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/185672-shepherdsfinal.jpg