View Full Version : Surrealist Landscape

06-20-2013, 02:55 PM
What are your thoughts or crits overall?

Thanks in advance!


Dana Design
06-23-2013, 10:00 AM

I tried to crop out most of the background to get a better feel for this. I've painted several surrealistic pieces and while there is no right or wrong, *I* think it still has to say something, tell a story, if you will. I'd consider this more an abstract piece and the reds and yellows are dynamic. Title comes to mind: Earth on the Precipice. It's engaging and I've enjoyed looking at it.

Happy painting!

06-24-2013, 03:13 AM
It could work better upside down

06-25-2013, 06:06 PM

So i added a better exposed picture. I also brought down the upper corners and darkened the background. Something is still off but it does feel better. What do you think?

Dana Design
06-26-2013, 12:43 PM
JMO, you've got a portion of your lightest and brightest hue going down off the canvas, lower left. That takes the eye right off the canvas.

Anytime you have a circle in a painting, that also draws the eye immediately. I know that this is supposed to be surreal but there should be more and I think that's what you're looking for.

I played with it a bit...hope you don't mind:


06-26-2013, 09:44 PM
Is this a Surrealist or an Expressionistic piece, not that it particularly matters.
I think the colour and form of objects in the work need to be better defined.

06-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Personally, I prefer the bold colors of the original. The green circle in the cloud fights the rest of the piece, in my humble opinion. The more muted version also works.
I wonder if some demarcation between the white cloud area and the gold red area would help. Have you played with ideas in photoshop or similar program?
You might do well to let fellow artists involved in this type of subject matter help you by also posting this in the Abstract and Contemporary Forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=68).