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Anonymous
09-20-2003, 05:37 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-20-2003/1355_BarnSz.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-20-2003/1355_Closeup_of_Barn_and_Clouds.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-20-2003/1355_Closeup_of_PathSz.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Desert Barn
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Other
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 4x5
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is an intaligo print, and is fixable as the plate is still intact, and this is only a test print. I would like get some feedback on this one. I am putting it in a show on the 16th of Oct. This is an old barn not far from my home. It is sagging in places, has a few holes in the roof, and it is abandoned.

For those of you unfamilar with intaglio printmaking it is an etching into a copper plate, and after wiping the plate you always have what is called a plate tone, some of the ink remains on the areas meant to be whiter.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
1. Should I go with a sepia or stick with the blue black ink?
2. Is there a good range of values?
3. Does the pathway to the gate disrupt the flow of the piece?
4. Should I narrow the pathway down more as it reaches the gate?
5. Do the clouds in the sky look too contrived?
6. Does the wood and roof look weathered enough?
7. Is there enough dried grasses and weeds to make it appear abandoned.
8. Do the mountains separate themselves enough in the background?

artbabe21
09-20-2003, 10:03 PM
so many questions...interesting...printmaking....drawing of roof is off...might want to look at that...:)

blissfullyunaware
09-21-2003, 09:32 AM
I agree, perspective is the paramount issue in this composition... IMO....

Wayne Gaudon
09-21-2003, 10:29 AM
too many questions but here's my nit ..

fence ... too many and too straight lines .. doesn't look natural -too contrived .. I think the perspective is off as well

.. hills are part of the barn and not seperate ..