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07-20-2013, 08:26 AM
I have had a go at glazing in this landscape. Not too happy with the foreground and am wondering about putting in some grasses.

Anyway c&c very welcome. I am here to learn.


Acrylic on canvas
50 x 60 cm

07-20-2013, 09:11 AM
Wow, that foreground is bright! It needs some fine tuning as right now my eye is instantly drawn away from the foreground to the background. I suppose it depends on where you want the viewer to look, but I'm assuming you would want them to see the 'trees' in the foreground first?

Keep going however :).

07-20-2013, 12:12 PM
I quite like this painting as it is. I think I'd add a little bit of the darker purple into the rust colored areas in the bottom right, for more balance.

07-20-2013, 12:13 PM
(My eyes are drawn to the background as well)

07-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting, it is very helpful. As I thought I need to work a bit more on the foreground.

07-20-2013, 04:53 PM
I'll pass on Katie's advice to me: Spend some time looking at it just as it is, before you carry on and add more to it.

I have to tell you, I like it just as it is. If I were you, I'd leave it alone. I'd put it on one of my walls and look at it every day until I definitely knew what I needed to do to, if anything.

07-21-2013, 09:41 AM
Thanks J. I have some decorating to do so I will leave it for a bit as you say and reconsider in a week or two.

Katie Black
07-23-2013, 07:47 PM
Hi, I do like this, but I do think the strongest part of the painting is mainly on the right, so maybe after you have looked at it for a few days you might feel inspired to tweak the left hand side a little bit. :)

07-24-2013, 12:14 AM
I like this also. I would agree with your initial statement as well as most everyone else - somehow the foreground could use a bit more detail and perhaps an echo of the purple color - not much. Very nice composition and palette, lovely soft treatment - almost there!