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05-30-2013, 07:10 PM
Critiques welcome.


Dana Design
05-31-2013, 09:14 AM
I'm sure you know that the trees on the horizon need trunks, right? It's a very nice tonal landscape and you're moving ahead! Good for you!

05-31-2013, 10:05 AM
Posts have been disappearing - but to repeat myself, Steve - you have some nice colours here but I think you have to move that dominant tree from dead centre - it blocks the view and is not good composition-wise. Also, remembering that tonal values are generally stronger the closer to the viewer's eye, I suggest you might tone down the background purple hills/trees? In the immediate foreground I think you need some more definite sharper shapes in the grasses and plants, and some darks and shadows. This could turn out well with some "tweaks".

Mike :thumbsup: :wave

06-03-2013, 09:42 PM

Dana Design
06-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Well done, Steve.

06-04-2013, 12:11 PM
Steve - you have "beefed up" the foreground with more darks and put in some flowers and dark twigs. This makes the golden grass stand out even more which is great. Although you have not changed the background, it now recedes more because of the stronger foreground tones. The addition of the thin little tree on the left was a good move. Still not sure about the dead central trees/bush but overall you have made this in to a very good picture.

Mike. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wave:

Steve Matthews
05-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Just my opinion that the values may need dulled down and lightened in the far hills and mid section trees somewhere between the far hills and foreground, sequent that will help you see the values this would help it recede even more, it's also nice as it is, I really love bright colors, you might use a wash of purple to show a little cast shadows on the trees on the left not very strong though. I'm not a pro so don't take this advice as fact, there are much more accomplished artist here than I am.

05-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Big improvement Steve
Suggestion - avoid dabbing on pure colour
Mix on your palette as you have done with the middle trees light side.