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Blue Canvas
02-22-2014, 10:59 PM
Hello, this is one of my acrylic paintings ( 16'x20). Please let me know you thoughts. Thanks a lot.

Blue Canvas


Blue Canvas
02-22-2014, 11:13 PM
I painted for Valentine.


02-22-2014, 11:30 PM
Hi, you might want to post this on the Acrylics or Landscape forum- might get more replies on those..

Also,if you can get a closer photo or crop the wood edges off so the image is larger for viewers, we can see details better.

02-22-2014, 11:36 PM
If you want strong critique to improve your work - this might be the forum to post in also -
Open Critiques -

02-22-2014, 11:45 PM
I have moved this to the Acrylics Forum so you can get more feedback, Blue Canvas. :)

Blue Canvas
02-22-2014, 11:59 PM
Thank you for your advice,Joy.

02-23-2014, 12:52 AM
Hi Blue Canvas...not sure where you started, but welcome to the acrylics forum! :) I hope you don't mind...but I trimmed and straightened your painting...so others could see better. I love to play with photo programs...:)


Blue Canvas
02-23-2014, 01:20 AM
Thank you very much Susan. I started painting three months ago and joined WC today, I believe I have a lot to learn.

02-23-2014, 02:03 AM
oh that is much easier to see..
You have some good things happening...snow & trees are looking pretty nice..

Not sure about the green area in the R sky??
Mountains aren't bad, but there are too many triangle shapes, merge some of them to make a larger shape and vary the straight lines. Think interesting shapes.
Trees are OK, just that sharp squared area near the center low spot of trees, I would blend those into the distant trees, that abrupt corner shape doesn't fit..

The water color and shape needs some adjustment.
If it is still water it will reflect sky colors & the nearby trees.

02-23-2014, 02:07 AM
The reddish/pink on the trees might be a bit too bright compared to the sky colors..or put more of those colors into the sky..

I bookmarked this link for ease of finding it- it is full of tips and examples -

Blue Canvas
02-23-2014, 02:24 AM
Greatly appreciated Joy. The left lower corner, I tried to paint it as small body of water in ice and sunset light from left side. I guess it does not look like ice. The reason I added yellow green to the right sky was for color balance. I don't know if I did it right.

02-23-2014, 02:53 AM
for fun I did a digital version that might show you some ideas.....


02-23-2014, 03:01 AM
I forgot to add the shadows..because of where the sunlight is coming from- the lower right treeline should have some shadows in a soft purple/blue going away from the light direction, so approx a 45 degree angle down to the right.

Charlie's Mum
02-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Welcome to the forum Blue Canvas -
.......and thank you Susan for cropping and enlarging and Joy for the good advice you've given! :)

It's always better to show only the painting and as large as possible (WC allows 800pixels max dimension).

I've also merged your threads as posting rules allow one image thread per 24 hours - I often have to point that out, so you aren't alone in making two threads!:lol:

Also, just give the title of your work - people here will always comment if they want to - no need to ask! BUT, if you always would like C&C (comments and critique) just add that to your signature ... 'C&C welcome' for instance.

If you would like me to edit your title to give the names of the two paintings I can do that for you.:)

I hope you find the forum welcoming and informative - and if you check the Information Kiosk (link in my sig.) you'll find lots of useful stuff there!
We also run a monthly challenge - Different Strokes - where all are welcome ...... you'll find it near the top of the forum page.

Keep painting, share here, and have fun!:)

02-23-2014, 11:53 AM
Hey Blue:
You are doing great. Keep at it.

Blue Canvas
02-23-2014, 11:57 AM
It is amazing. I am so glad that I have joined this forum. I learned a bunch on the first day. Thank you again Joy.

Blue Canvas
02-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Thank you, Maureen and Derek. Yes I do find this forum very welcome and informative. I feel like I am in a big family. I'll keep learning, painting and sharing.

Life is not good; it is wonderful!!!

chammi kaiser
02-24-2014, 07:13 AM
Hi there Blue. A warm welcome from me too.:wave: You are going to enjoy this forum. We are a pretty nice bunch and always ready to help with any questions you might have:) I think you are doing really well. Difficult to believe you have only been painting for three months. Enjoy the process, have fun. I am looking forward to your next post.

02-24-2014, 08:45 AM
Keep painting and have fun while doing it. You have a good start. Your work will evolve over time. Watch others here and collect tips from them. They have helped me greatly!

02-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Very nice work.

Blue Canvas
02-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Thank you Chammi, Cindy and Bhavani. You guys are very nice. I am exploring this forum and other artists' websites. I already bookmarked lot of stuff. It will take me quite a while to digest.