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vac911
05-17-2013, 10:11 PM
All critiques welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2013/102972-lavander_like_gerard_692x899.jpg

La_
05-18-2013, 01:26 PM
well, hmm
it seems startlingly inconsistent to me
soft, strong, soft, strong, soft, strong
(light, heavy, light, heavy, light, heavy)
the top half could be one painting and the bottom, another
suggest another coat to boost the chroma more evenly

la

vac911
05-18-2013, 05:16 PM
suggest another coat to boost the chroma more evenly


Do you mean a unifying glaze?

That Artist Woman
05-18-2013, 05:42 PM
Hi, You have many lovely colors in this painting but I agree that the chroma in the far patch of green on the right is quite strong. Also, the viewpoint of the painting seems to be of the viewer hovering above the ground. If this is not what you intended, you could check the perspective of the rounded rows of plants in the lower half. If you want to highlight the lavender plants (I'm assuming so from your title) you can somewhat mute the other colors. Nice job!

vac911
05-18-2013, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I can see your point about perspective.

AllisonR
05-29-2013, 05:02 PM
You have some wonderful color combinations here. Very pleasing. However, your composition is weak. The top half fights with the bottom half. Crop it and pull up the purple in the left hand corner and your painting is much stronger.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2013/133314-102972-lavander_like_gerard_692x899.jpg

rossmarie
06-08-2013, 04:47 PM
You have some wonderful color combinations here. Very pleasing. However, your composition is weak. The top half fights with the bottom half. Crop it and pull up the purple in the left hand corner and your painting is much stronger.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2013/133314-102972-lavander_like_gerard_692x899.jpg

The cropped version is much better. The curves in your lavender rows looked odd and not correct in perspective. The rest of your painting is good and the golden wheat field is super - lovely light on it.

Mike. :thumbsup: :wave:

vac911
06-12-2013, 08:16 PM
Thanks for taking time to critique. I like the cropped composition better too.

eyecandy2
06-13-2013, 06:32 PM
I was about to suggest cropping but Allison beat me to it. What a difference it makes.

mv-Frank
06-17-2013, 11:35 PM
Strong painting-strong chromatic colors. Nicely painted.
As colors recede, most of the time they will have more blue or gray to associate distance. The trees on the R in the far middle ground are close to the same color as the trees on the L, so again there is some tension with those trees. Add some purple and white to push them back, but not to much.
What is the center of focus? Is it the white and yellow flowers? Or the violet flowers on the lower L? They complete with other for attention.
The purple field in the middle ground needs some drawing lines to indicate it's shape.
The mountains in the background are too close to the value of the sky-the mountains need to be darker in value.
mv-Frank